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    By Amy

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    Let me just say - I can't STAND tattling! Just the whiny sing-songy voice makes me cringe - you all know what I am talking about. 90% of the time they're just doing it to get another child in trouble. When kids tattle for something really silly like, "So-and-so looked at me funny", I sometimes get a little sarcastic ( when I'm, tired and frustrated) and tell them they better go call 911. However, I do not feel this is the best method. I agree with cg, especially for older kids. Usually I'll tell them something like, "You have my permission to ask so-and-so to stop looking at you funny". This not only puts the responsibility on the students to work it out, but it also foils any plans the student may have for getting so-and-so into trouble. At the same time, it alerts me that so-and-so might be observed a little more closely.

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