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Why must a**holes send their sick kids to school? Edit- for the dummies.

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This isn't a debate about vaccinated or unvaccinated children as both are getting ill, but the parents aren't keeping them home when sick and there is a damned pertussis outbreak in the area. 6 children in the school I work in alone are sick and that is the ones that are diagnosed! There are many more sick throughout the area. I'm tired of worrying if everytime that a 3 or 4 yr old coughs in my face even after having been told twenty thousand times throughout the day to please cover their mouth when they cough, that I will be going home with whooping cough or be a carrier monkey and bring it home to my children or their father. Ugh.

Keep your kids home if they are sick people for their own sake as well as that of others. I feel bad when I call a parent that their child is ill and they don't get picked up, especially by the ones at home. I understand people can't just always pick up and leave from work if they are the person who brings home the bacon, but that is why you are supposed to list emergency contacts who are actually available to pick up your child in the event that you cannot.

Edit: Since people are apparently too stupid to understand. If YOUR CHILD is sick for OVER A WEEK and you haven't care enough to take them in to the doctor for a check up to make sure it isn't something like pnuemonia, whooping cough, bronchitis or worse, you FAIL as a parent. I understand that you have to work. I have a job too and you know what? MY FAMILY and their health comes first!! It always will. 

For those that work, that is fine and dandy. It is YOUR JOB as a parent to make ALTERNATE arrangements for your child if you cannot pick them up. What in blue hell do you do if you there is a snow day and school is canceled? What happens if due to weather, school has an early dismissal?Who watches your kids if your childcare... er I mean school is closed? You are supposed to have emergency contacts. You are supposed to have alternate arrangements in place.

Edit again: Who in the blue hell is saying take your kid to the doctor and keep them home for every sneeze and sniffle and cough? If a week or more has passed and your child is STILL sick they obviously need more help than what you are giving them. If they are at school, YOU are not giving them much help to begin with. Check out 8 ways you could be making you cold worse: here. The flu can seem like a cold. RSV can start off like a cold. A severe sinus infection can start off like the flu. Pnuemonia can start off WITH a cold or the flu. Whooping cough can seem like the common cold. YOU are not a doctor unless of course you are one. Lol. Fact of the matter is most parents are NOT qualified to diagnose their child. If an illness is LINGERING, take your kid in. Is your paycheck really worth MORE than your child's health?

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 14, 2012 at 4:21 PM

I did decide to home school mine. Now the school district can't bitch at me for my kids needing to be absent. I have a child with special needs who would annually miss more than 10 days of school per year. He needs his meds. He needs to see his behavioral specialist. He sees an allergy specialist, an asthma specialist and more, but I still work with other children at work and can still be a carrier monkey, bringing sicknesses home. The one time the school district threatened to notify CPS, I laughed at them and told them to go ahead. It is my job to make sure they are healthy. They never failed any classes, were always clean, well fed and happy. I told them feel free to call. I have all necessary documentation. They never called again.

On the bright side, mine never miss their work anymore just for needing to stay home sick or going to the doctor. They haven't been sick so far because I am big on handwashing, but it still sucks to see a 3 or 4 yr old crying for mommy when they have 103 degree fever, big green boogers running down their noses, itchy watery eyes and a giant ass cold sore spreading not just on their lips, but across their cheek only to be sent back to class because mommy didn't have other arrangements in place.

My favorite school was the one who had an actual doctor working the "nurses offices". They could prescribe meds, diagnose a child and everything right on campus. Even if I decided to keep them home, I could walk 2 blocks to the school and have the doctor see them. 

Quoting chanizen:

Thank goodness for thermometers as school nurses. Sorry, I don't keep my kids home for a cough. I find most people to be silly paranoid. In Germany, they don't give antibiotics for strep. Pneumonia has symptoms other than a cough. Pertussis has a very distinct cough.

I worked in schools for years. My immune system adjusted. My husband is a teacher. He has more migraines than common colds.

Fever? Vomiting? Stay home. Ill for longer than a week and getting worse? Get checked out. Other than that. School.

If we took a break for swine flu, pertussis, mumps outbreaks, sly outbreaks we would never have school.

Perhaps you should home school: then you can make the call when a kid is too sick.


Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting chanizen:

Sorry, but I'm not a member of the "every cough is a problem" coalition. No fever? It's a cold. Off to school you go.

I think we, as a society are far too crazy about this mess.



If it bothers you, perhaps you should find a job in a clean room or sterile supply.

I can handle getting sick. I can handle taking care of MY kids at home because other people don't even give a shit about their own kids, much less anyone elses. What bothers me most is watching someone's child be obviously miserable because parents are too damned lazy to make other arrangements for their children and because they don't care enough to take the kid in to the doctor when they may need antibiotics to fight off strep, pnuemonia and other illnesses.



chanizen
by Silver Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 5:30 PM
All of that is fine. You are complaining about sick kids from your work. If you don't like germs, don't work with kids. It's not that hard.

There are plenty of jobs without exposure to kids and people, perhaps you should get one.


Quoting Anonymous:

I did decide to home school mine. Now the school district can't bitch at me for my kids needing to be absent. I have a child with special needs who would annually miss more than 10 days of school per year. He needs his meds. He needs to see his behavioral specialist. He sees an allergy specialist, an asthma specialist and more, but I still work with other children at work and can still be a carrier monkey, bringing sicknesses home. The one time the school district threatened to notify CPS, I laughed at them and told them to go ahead. It is my job to make sure they are healthy. They never failed any classes, were always clean, well fed and happy. I told them feel free to call. I have all necessary documentation. They never called again.

On the bright side, mine never miss their work anymore just for needing to stay home sick or going to the doctor. They haven't been sick so far because I am big on handwashing, but it still sucks to see a 3 or 4 yr old crying for mommy when they have 103 degree fever, big green boogers running down their noses, itchy watery eyes and a giant ass cold sore spreading not just on their lips, but across their cheek only to be sent back to class because mommy didn't have other arrangements in place.

My favorite school was the one who had an actual doctor working the "nurses offices". They could prescribe meds, diagnose a child and everything right on campus. Even if I decided to keep them home, I could walk 2 blocks to the school and have the doctor see them. 

Quoting chanizen:

Thank goodness for thermometers as school nurses. Sorry, I don't keep my kids home for a cough. I find most people to be silly paranoid. In Germany, they don't give antibiotics for strep. Pneumonia has symptoms other than a cough. Pertussis has a very distinct cough.



I worked in schools for years. My immune system adjusted. My husband is a teacher. He has more migraines than common colds.



Fever? Vomiting? Stay home. Ill for longer than a week and getting worse? Get checked out. Other than that. School.



If we took a break for swine flu, pertussis, mumps outbreaks, sly outbreaks we would never have school.



Perhaps you should home school: then you can make the call when a kid is too sick.





Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting chanizen:

Sorry, but I'm not a member of the "every cough is a problem" coalition. No fever? It's a cold. Off to school you go.

I think we, as a society are far too crazy about this mess.





If it bothers you, perhaps you should find a job in a clean room or sterile supply.

I can handle getting sick. I can handle taking care of MY kids at home because other people don't even give a shit about their own kids, much less anyone elses. What bothers me most is watching someone's child be obviously miserable because parents are too damned lazy to make other arrangements for their children and because they don't care enough to take the kid in to the doctor when they may need antibiotics to fight off strep, pnuemonia and other illnesses.





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by Anonymous on Oct. 14, 2012 at 5:44 PM
You said that most parents are not qualified to diagnose their child. Well, unless you are a doctor, neither are you little miss priss. Stop being a cunt to everyone. You chose to work in a school with young children. I guess you should have considered that children get sick sometimes.


Quoting Anonymous:

This isn't a debate about vaccinated or unvaccinated children as both are getting ill, but the parents aren't keeping them home when sick and there is a damned pertussis outbreak in the area. 6 children in the school I work in alone are sick and that is the ones that are diagnosed! There are many more sick throughout the area. I'm tired of worrying if everytime that a 3 or 4 yr old coughs in my face even after having been told twenty thousand times throughout the day to please cover their mouth when they cough, that I will be going home with whooping cough or be a carrier monkey and bring it home to my children or their father. Ugh.

Keep your kids home if they are sick people for their own sake as well as that of others. I feel bad when I call a parent that their child is ill and they don't get picked up, especially by the ones at home. I understand people can't just always pick up and leave from work if they are the person who brings home the bacon, but that is why you are supposed to list emergency contacts who are actually available to pick up your child in the event that you cannot.

Edit: Since people are apparently too stupid to understand. If YOUR CHILD is sick for OVER A WEEK and you haven't care enough to take them in to the doctor for a check up to make sure it isn't something like pnuemonia, whooping cough, bronchitis or worse, you FAIL as a parent. I understand that you have to work. I have a job too and you know what? MY FAMILY and their health comes first!! It always will. 

For those that work, that is fine and dandy. It is YOUR JOB as a parent to make ALTERNATE arrangements for your child if you cannot pick them up. What in blue hell do you do if you there is a snow day and school is canceled? What happens if due to weather, school has an early dismissal?Who watches your kids if your childcare... er I mean school is closed? You are supposed to have emergency contacts. You are supposed to have alternate arrangements in place.

Edit again: Who in the blue hell is saying take your kid to the doctor and keep them home for every sneeze and sniffle and cough? If a week or more has passed and your child is STILL sick they obviously need more help than what you are giving them. If they are at school, YOU are not giving them much help to begin with. Check out 8 ways you could be making you cold worse: here. The flu can seem like a cold. RSV can start off like a cold. A severe sinus infection can start off like the flu. Pnuemonia can start off WITH a cold or the flu. Whooping cough can seem like the common cold. YOU are not a doctor unless of course you are one. Lol. Fact of the matter is most parents are NOT qualified to diagnose their child. If an illness is LINGERING, take your kid in. Is your paycheck really worth MORE than your child's health?


disneymom2two
by Gold Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 5:48 PM


Quoting Anonymous:

You said that most parents are not qualified to diagnose their child. Well, unless you are a doctor, neither are you little miss priss. Stop being a cunt to everyone. You chose to work in a school with young children. I guess you should have considered that children get sick sometimes. 

That can go the other way as well.  You chose to have children.  I guess you should have considered that children get sick sometimes.  It is the PARENT'S responsibility to take care of their sick children.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM

clappingBravo!

Quoting disneymom2two:


Quoting Anonymous:

You said that most parents are not qualified to diagnose their child. Well, unless you are a doctor, neither are you little miss priss. Stop being a cunt to everyone. You chose to work in a school with young children. I guess you should have considered that children get sick sometimes. 

That can go the other way as well.  You chose to have children.  I guess you should have considered that children get sick sometimes.  It is the PARENT'S responsibility to take care of their sick children.


Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 14, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Ah, you must be one of the cunts that willingly exposes people to their sick kids. Otherwise, you wouldn't be so rude. Kids get sick and the parents are supposed to care for their kids health. Whether at work, on the bus, at the store, if you're an asshole who doesn't give two shits about your own kids health, obviously you're not going to care about others. Why have children if you don't want to care for their well being?

At least I can comfort the child when their asshole parent doesn't come for them and they are crying for mommy or daddy.

Quoting Anonymous:

You said that most parents are not qualified to diagnose their child. Well, unless you are a doctor, neither are you little miss priss. Stop being a cunt to everyone. You chose to work in a school with young children. I guess you should have considered that children get sick sometimes.


Quoting Anonymous:

This isn't a debate about vaccinated or unvaccinated children as both are getting ill, but the parents aren't keeping them home when sick and there is a damned pertussis outbreak in the area. 6 children in the school I work in alone are sick and that is the ones that are diagnosed! There are many more sick throughout the area. I'm tired of worrying if everytime that a 3 or 4 yr old coughs in my face even after having been told twenty thousand times throughout the day to please cover their mouth when they cough, that I will be going home with whooping cough or be a carrier monkey and bring it home to my children or their father. Ugh.

Keep your kids home if they are sick people for their own sake as well as that of others. I feel bad when I call a parent that their child is ill and they don't get picked up, especially by the ones at home. I understand people can't just always pick up and leave from work if they are the person who brings home the bacon, but that is why you are supposed to list emergency contacts who are actually available to pick up your child in the event that you cannot.

Edit: Since people are apparently too stupid to understand. If YOUR CHILD is sick for OVER A WEEK and you haven't care enough to take them in to the doctor for a check up to make sure it isn't something like pnuemonia, whooping cough, bronchitis or worse, you FAIL as a parent. I understand that you have to work. I have a job too and you know what? MY FAMILY and their health comes first!! It always will. 

For those that work, that is fine and dandy. It is YOUR JOB as a parent to make ALTERNATE arrangements for your child if you cannot pick them up. What in blue hell do you do if you there is a snow day and school is canceled? What happens if due to weather, school has an early dismissal?Who watches your kids if your childcare... er I mean school is closed? You are supposed to have emergency contacts. You are supposed to have alternate arrangements in place.

Edit again: Who in the blue hell is saying take your kid to the doctor and keep them home for every sneeze and sniffle and cough? If a week or more has passed and your child is STILL sick they obviously need more help than what you are giving them. If they are at school, YOU are not giving them much help to begin with. Check out 8 ways you could be making you cold worse: here. The flu can seem like a cold. RSV can start off like a cold. A severe sinus infection can start off like the flu. Pnuemonia can start off WITH a cold or the flu. Whooping cough can seem like the common cold. YOU are not a doctor unless of course you are one. Lol. Fact of the matter is most parents are NOT qualified to diagnose their child. If an illness is LINGERING, take your kid in. Is your paycheck really worth MORE than your child's health?



Pnukey
by Jenn on Oct. 14, 2012 at 6:04 PM


Quoting momof4boyz1girl:

Cause they are just that...assholes.

Yep.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 14, 2012 at 7:18 PM
Oh Well in that case I definitely see your point! Dd started getting sick on a thursday, I kept her home and saw the dr the same day. For some reason they only wrote the note from thursday to sunday. So she was cleared for monday, but she was still sick and couldn't miss any more unexcused days.

Quoting Anonymous:

Again, you brought in a note. I am talking about children who have not been to the doctor. There are no doctors in the area with Saturday clinics. Unless they went to the emergency room, they wouldn't be bringing a sick kid to school Friday and bringing them in with an all clear note Monday. School policy is to give the note to the teacher and the teacher takes it in to the office. I'm not receiving any notes



Quoting Anonymous:

How do you know they haven't been seen by a doctor? My oldest was sick with strep for over a week, went to the doctor and was put on antibotics. She went back to school before she was well because the doctor only gave her a note for 3 days.





Quoting Anonymous:

Again where in my post do I say for every day of a cold? Children who are sick for over a week however should be taken in to the doctor to make sure it is not something worse than the common cold.







Quoting Ayla-bellesmom:

If my daughter is running a fever, has a bad cough, is barfing or has the runs




, I keep her home. A little cough or runny nose? She goes to school.









Keeping them home for the entire duration of every cold is unrealistic.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 14, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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See what I mean!?! There is indeed a difference. I don't understand what is so hard about just verifying it isn't anything serious and turning in an all clear note to the school.

Quoting Anonymous:

Oh Well in that case I definitely see your point! Dd started getting sick on a thursday, I kept her home and saw the dr the same day. For some reason they only wrote the note from thursday to sunday. So she was cleared for monday, but she was still sick and couldn't miss any more unexcused days.

Quoting Anonymous:

Again, you brought in a note. I am talking about children who have not been to the doctor. There are no doctors in the area with Saturday clinics. Unless they went to the emergency room, they wouldn't be bringing a sick kid to school Friday and bringing them in with an all clear note Monday. School policy is to give the note to the teacher and the teacher takes it in to the office. I'm not receiving any notes



Quoting Anonymous:

How do you know they haven't been seen by a doctor? My oldest was sick with strep for over a week, went to the doctor and was put on antibotics. She went back to school before she was well because the doctor only gave her a note for 3 days.





Quoting Anonymous:

Again where in my post do I say for every day of a cold? Children who are sick for over a week however should be taken in to the doctor to make sure it is not something worse than the common cold.







Quoting Ayla-bellesmom:

If my daughter is running a fever, has a bad cough, is barfing or has the runs




, I keep her home. A little cough or runny nose? She goes to school.









Keeping them home for the entire duration of every cold is unrealistic.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 14, 2012 at 7:22 PM
Actually bitch, my child isn't school-aged and if my child were old enough to go to school and their doctor said they were okay to go to school, then they would go to school, regardless of what an uptight asshole like yourself thinks. You're exposed to germs everywhere. Build a bubble if you aren't okay with it.


Quoting Anonymous:

Ah, you must be one of the cunts that willingly exposes people to their sick kids. Otherwise, you wouldn't be so rude. Kids get sick and the parents are supposed to care for their kids health. Whether at work, on the bus, at the store, if you're an asshole who doesn't give two shits about your own kids health, obviously you're not going to care about others. Why have children if you don't want to care for their well being?

At least I can comfort the child when their asshole parent doesn't come for them and they are crying for mommy or daddy.

Quoting Anonymous:

You said that most parents are not qualified to diagnose their child. Well, unless you are a doctor, neither are you little miss priss. Stop being a cunt to everyone. You chose to work in a school with young children. I guess you should have considered that children get sick sometimes.





Quoting Anonymous:

This isn't a debate about vaccinated or unvaccinated children as both are getting ill, but the parents aren't keeping them home when sick and there is a damned pertussis outbreak in the area. 6 children in the school I work in alone are sick and that is the ones that are diagnosed! There are many more sick throughout the area. I'm tired of worrying if everytime that a 3 or 4 yr old coughs in my face even after having been told twenty thousand times throughout the day to please cover their mouth when they cough, that I will be going home with whooping cough or be a carrier monkey and bring it home to my children or their father. Ugh.

Keep your kids home if they are sick people for their own sake as well as that of others. I feel bad when I call a parent that their child is ill and they don't get picked up, especially by the ones at home. I understand people can't just always pick up and leave from work if they are the person who brings home the bacon, but that is why you are supposed to list emergency contacts who are actually available to pick up your child in the event that you cannot.

Edit: Since people are apparently too stupid to understand. If YOUR CHILD is sick for OVER A WEEK and you haven't care enough to take them in to the doctor for a check up to make sure it isn't something like pnuemonia, whooping cough, bronchitis or worse, you FAIL as a parent. I understand that you have to work. I have a job too and you know what? MY FAMILY and their health comes first!! It always will. 

For those that work, that is fine and dandy. It is YOUR JOB as a parent to make ALTERNATE arrangements for your child if you cannot pick them up. What in blue hell do you do if you there is a snow day and school is canceled? What happens if due to weather, school has an early dismissal?Who watches your kids if your childcare... er I mean school is closed? You are supposed to have emergency contacts. You are supposed to have alternate arrangements in place.

Edit again: Who in the blue hell is saying take your kid to the doctor and keep them home for every sneeze and sniffle and cough? If a week or more has passed and your child is STILL sick they obviously need more help than what you are giving them. If they are at school, YOU are not giving them much help to begin with. Check out 8 ways you could be making you cold worse: here. The flu can seem like a cold. RSV can start off like a cold. A severe sinus infection can start off like the flu. Pnuemonia can start off WITH a cold or the flu. Whooping cough can seem like the common cold. YOU are not a doctor unless of course you are one. Lol. Fact of the matter is most parents are NOT qualified to diagnose their child. If an illness is LINGERING, take your kid in. Is your paycheck really worth MORE than your child's health?





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