I have just been putting a sobbing 8 year old to bed. She is suffering from lonely-itis. She said other people don't have it, but they give it to you. It takes as little as two days for you to feel sick from it, and it takes much longer for it to go away. She DOES NOT want to go back to school tomorrow (she has only been there 2 days so far). If anyone knows the cure for lonely-itis, please, let me know!