What to do when your child is too sick to go to school

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Find out how you can still take care of your child when he is too sick to go to school — even if circumstances prevent you from doing so.

What should you do when your child is too sick to go to school?

As a parent, you know that days like these are inevitable — your child is too sick to go to school but you aren’t allowed to stay with him. Or you have an urgent meeting to attend at work, and you can’t miss it.

What do you do when such days roll around?

Well, for one thing, you probably already know that sending your child to school sick doesn’t count as a game plan. Doing so isn’t fair to:

1. Your child’s teacher
2. The other students who will be exposed to your child’s illness
3. Your child!

How sick is your child?

You should also not allow your child to return to school until he/she has been fever-free and/or hasn’t vomited for 24 hours.

Also, your child is  too sick to go to school if he/she has a cough that cannot be controlled by cough medicine given no more than 1 time a day during school hours.

But how sick is too sick? A child who is too sick to go to school is one who is:
a. Running a fever
b. Vomiting
c. Needs cough or cold medications consistently to control symptoms

Click on the next page for tips on what you can do if your child is too sick to go to school.

Allergies Health Parenting Advice by BRAND'S® AlphaMynd