(Closed) What is your line for sending them to school or staying home sick?

posted 5 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: What is your line?

    Send them regardless, if it is an issue the school will call me to get them and I am OK with that

    Strictly if there is a fever or not

    Fever plus a little bit of wiggle room

    If my child says they need to stay home sick, they can regardless

  • Post # 46
    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2022 - City, State

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    majorairhead:  Thi is also going to sound like twoo much info, but since I have hit perimenopause, once a month I bleed like I’ve been stabbed to death. Something that I started doing because the flow was so heavy is wearing incontinence undergarments during that time. I buy the ones that look the most like regular underwear and bite the bullet for one week per month. They are awesome and do not leak. I’m a teacher so I can only goto the bathroom maybe once every 8 hours if I’m lucky.

    Post # 47
    2909 posts
    Sugar bee

    Fever or vomiting, home. Bad cough or loads of bodily fluids (snot) from the nose that is difficult to contain (unless I think it’s allergies), home. I am fortunate that I am able to work from home, and a lot of families don’t have that option without risking their jobs, so I feel a certain amount of responsibility to try to limit the germs my kid spreads.

    Post # 48
    10635 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’m surprised by some of the hard and fast rules.

    I’m chronically ill and have always been that way.  There have been times in my life where I was vomiting every morning for months at a time.  It was constantly a balance between my health and not missing too much at school.  I had to be away from school for a few weeks due to allergies.

    Post # 49
    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    My mom always used to say, “Unless you’re dying, you’re going to school!” Puking, fever, and all. I hated this obviously. School is not fun when your nose is running like a waterfall, when you are coughing up your lungs, etc. 

    Is there any way to get their homework from school for them to do that day/night? That’s what my mom usually did on the rare occasions I did have sick days, so I wouldn’t get behind. 

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