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Thoughts on parents sending sick kids to school?

Answered 2 months ago

I always keep mine home for at least couple days. I seem to be in minority.


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2 months ago
Selfish and irresponsible to send kids right now. No one wants sick kids during this time

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2 months ago
I would send my kids to school if they had some allergies, a bit of a runny or stuffy nose is really not a reason to stay home in my book. Just send them with lots of tissue, take some medicine, and maybe notify the teacher beforehand to let them know that they're not having that great of a day.

If my child had a contagious cold, and they were miserable with a sore throat and extreme symptoms, like throwing up or lots of coughing, then I would probably let them miss a day or two.

A fever, absolutely. They are definitely not attending school for as long as they have a fever.

And with covid now, I would not let my child go to school with any sickness whatsoever, allergies, a cold, a fever, the flu, anything. You never know when it could be covid. Keep your kids safe.

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9 months ago
My DS has allergies. I've just had to go through expensive allergy testing to get documents because his teacher kept sending him home during Spring & not allowing him back for days because he had itchy eyes & stuffy nose (very mild, not sneezing etc.) Wouldn't listen to me.

But yes, I do, until they're not spluttering in other people. Unfortunately it happened a lot to DD at kindy last year as no one else seemed to do the same.

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8 months ago
This is what i'm scared of. My kid started this week & he gets hayfever.

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9 months ago
Keep your sick kids at home! Inconsiderate and selfish parents.

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8 months ago
Agree immune compromised families suffer due to incompetant parents.

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8 months ago
Should face consequences its selfish and neglect.

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9 months ago
I'm a definite no.

However, it's difficult to tell sometimes. DS is home today after waking with a sniffle (could be his allergies) & a cough (which got worse while DH & I discussed it). By 9am it had all miraculously disappeared & not even a sniffle. So tomorrow he's going unless a temp or foolproof symptoms appear.

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9 months ago
It’s because people can’t be bothered. Sick kids should stay home especially in these times but they always should have

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9 months ago
I think sick kids should stay home, because they might make other people sick so it would be better if they just stay home.

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9 months ago
People should keep sick children home, particularly during these times with COVID.

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9 months ago
Depends how sick.
A cough, no. That can linger for weeks.

Fevers absolutely.
Sneezing, generally not depending how snotty they are.
Running nose, not always, anything that’s not green or yellow goes to school.

Lots of factors as to if I hold them home or not, energy levels, appetite, just seeming a bit “off”

But a clear running nose, mild sneezing or persistent cough, generally will get sent.

Fevers never. Vomits or runny poos never. And not until they’ve had a day at least clear of these usually I’ll leave 2 though.

Luckily my kids are almost never sick.
Actually 4 kids and I don’t remember the last time one of them was sick.