Here are my thoughts , since I have Asthmatic children as well. I tend to keep my children in when it is colder . I think the schools let them go out as long as it is 30 degress out and no less. so , if you know that your child will have bronchial spasms due to the cold , I would definately tell them to let them have recess inside while it is cold out. The other thing you can do if you do want your child to be able to paricipate is to train him to wear a scarf around his mouth and nose , this will make the air less cold on him and reduce the chances of an asthma attack . I have done this for my children in winter when they need to play outside with their friends and cannot take being cooped up any longer ! It is important that the scarf stays put though , or it will not work . Those are the conditions that my kids have to deal with or they do not go out !
at 9:37 AM on Nov. 3, 2009