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Challenging "smile stones."

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My 6 year old daughter visits the school nurse quite often for the tiniest of things. She seems to love the attention she gets when she is hurt... and it seems to happen a lot. She was coming home from school with a band aide every other day. I finally told her that she cannot get a band aide unless she is dripping blood. That has minimized the band aides, but now she goes every time she gets bumped or hit, for an ice pack. My daughter loves attention (sanguine/choleric personality), so we try to give her as much as possible. I just don't want her to associate being hurt or sick as a good way to seek attention. Any suggestions or comments? (P.s. The school nurse is male, but I'm not sure if that is significant. She gets a lot of male interaction at home from dad, grandpa and brother.)

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