If your child has a cold but feels well enough to attend school, would you send them and have them wash their hands responsibly? Or keep them home to prevent others from getting it?
I think if a child feels well enough to go to school, they should go. As adults, we can't miss work for every sniffle and sneeze. Getting colds from time to time is inevitable and as long as a child does what they can to not share germs, it's ok to send them. Flu and serious illness would obviously keep them home but for common colds, some kids would miss half the school year.
My daughter has a cold and felt terrible last night. She rarely gets sick but when she does it hits her hard. I didn't think she would want to go to school today. But, she woke up and told me she felt a little better and wanted to have a cup of hot tea and go to school and promised she would wash her hands frequently. She is 9 and in 4th grade.
What are your thoughts on this?