My DD is coughin gup phlegm & has a pretty runny nose. She says she is real tired, but i think she may be over acting so she can stay home. She has no fever, she seems to be OK other than her runny nose & cough.
Anyhow, when do you keep your kids home? Should i keep her home or take her to school? She is coughing a lot & did cough up some nasty looking phlegm. I kept her home last week for a day because she had a slight fever but just for a day, she was fine the next day. Could this cold be connected to her 24 hour fever last week?
Anyhow, i think i am going to keep her home to be on the safe side...just want other opinions.
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 7:35 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
I keep mine home for fevers, and coughing if its so bad that he will just disrupt the class anyways
Answer by kileighsmommie at 8:26 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 8:27 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by But_Mommie at 7:44 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by dmelyoung at 8:10 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
I keep my son home when he is sick. That means if he has something he could spread to other children...yes. He had MRSA and I kept him home for 24 hours until the antibiotic had time to kick in. I kept him home when he had a rash and it turned out to be Scarlet Fever. I kept him home when he was vomiting....no kidding. I keep him home with loose stool. I keep him home when he says he doesn't feel well or even if I suspect he might be sick due to his behavior. I keep him home for an additional 24 hours after being sick free just so that he has a recuperation and recovery time. His school thanks me for this. And no my child does not miss a lot of school. In fact, he misses less. As a result of being vigilant and guarding his health along with his the health of his teachers/friends....less illness goes around. We catch things early (most of the time) and cut down on time needed to be out overall.
Answer by frogdawg at 9:29 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
I also do "mental health" days. Every once in a rare while we have a Mom and Son day. While my child is only in preschool I will continue this beyond just the early years. The best child psychologists even support this. I believe it helps him emotionally and boosts his immune system when he feels supported and gets a needed break. When kids get bummed their immune system gets over loaded and opens them up for further illness. Again, his school has no issues with this. They know of our plans and they encourage it. Of course we go to a very small private school where they do not have to meet AYP and so attendence is not primary over the health of a child. I would say we do about four mental health trips a year in addition to when he is out for general sickness.
Answer by frogdawg at 9:33 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by chica679 at 9:39 AM on Oct. 20, 2010