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Best invention ever,
This review is from: Vicks One-Second Ear Thermometer (Health and Beauty)
Okay so I bought this thermometer and find it handy for the WHOLE family. By far the best investement I've ever made. Its very convenient, super quick, and accurate. The only I don't like about this particular brand is the fever alert feature when it detects a high fever. I have a drama queen daughter, and the feature lets her know "hey i have proof i'm sick, better kick it up a notch". I previously owned a braun and when I saw she had a temp I was able to play it off and tell her that she didn't have a temp but that i was giving her some tylenol "just in case". That doesn't work anymore. Other than that its awesome, highly recommended.
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Initial post: Feb 18, 2012 2:06:41 PM PST
Marveen T. Bass says:
You shouldn't lie for any reason. I reared 2 and helping with 4 grands and doen't matter if it is a temp or a cookie...don't lie!
Posted on Jul 19, 2012 12:52:09 AM PDT
Carol Braden says:
I agree with Marveen. You shouldn't lie to your child. She will eventually realize you have been lying to her which can be terrifying for a child. I think she probably already knows when she is sick because the Tylenol makes her feel better, so what you are teaching her is that she can't depend on you to tell her the truth. If she can't depend on her parents to tell her the truth, who can she trust? She will figure out you aren't being honest with her and, since you are her number one role model, she will model your dishonesty, which could get her in a lot of trouble. Also, by saying you are giving her Tylenol "just in case", you are teaching her that it's okay to take a drug even if she isn't really sick. It's a proven fact that kids who are given a pill every time they stub their toe or skin their knee are several times more likely to become addicted to drugs or alcohol later in their lives. I think you should tell her the truth and then find other ways to help her be less dramatic. She may be reacting dramatically because she feels she isn't being heard when she's sick. I would suggest telling her exactly what her temperature is, explain what that means and what you are going to do to make her feel better. Then you get to be the 'good guy' and she feels better because she knows her mom is being honest with her. That's a win-win situation for both of you!
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