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    Default Kids having sick days from school

    What do your kids do on "sick days" when the have time off school?

    If dd is really sick, she stays in bed. If she seems better and shows no symptoms by 10am (morning tea time) she is taken to school. If it is after morning tea time (10.30 finish) she is simply told she has to stay in bed with a book.

    If she is home, not feeling sick but showing symptoms (unexplained rash) then she is given work sheets to do. Even in a doctors waiting room she sits and does work sheets and doesn't play.

    The kid from next door has been home all week too "sick" for school but has been outside running and playing. Her mother never comes outside so I have not spoken to her, but she wants my dd to play with her which I have not allowed. She is off school because she is either sick, or showing symptoms of sickness, or because she is excluded for some reason. I do not want my child exposed to whatever she has, but she was just on our swings so I had to send her home.

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    I dont have any rules - generally my daughter is either in bed or quietly watching tv. She loves school so if she says she is sick I believe her and keep her home. Maybe your neighbours child has something that is not obvious? or something that is really contagious? My daughter once had an "unexplained viral rash" where she felt fine but had a rash and was home a whole week!

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    DS stays home and watches movies when he's sick. I do try to give him an extra day to recover (and yes often he will be doing summersaults in the yard lol) to make sure he's better because he has a tendency to seem better and then come down with an ear infection or fall asleep at school in the afternoon.

    Although I called in sick to look after him the other day and was told I have to come in so looks like from now on I will be sending him to school vomit, flu, poo, because I now have no other choice.

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    My son has been off school this week with high temps and tonsillitis. He was been watching tv and sleeping on the couch.

    They should be resting at least. Maybe that child was contagious but feeling ok? I would prob have them inside doing craft or school work if that was the case.

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    [QUOTE=Benji;6714025]DS stays home and watches movies when he's sick. I do try to give him an extra day to recover (and yes often he will be doing summersaults in the yard lol) to make sure he's better because he has a tendency to seem better and then come down with an ear infection or fall asleep at school in the afternoon.



    Im also a believer in the extra day to recover - I think its really important to make sure they are ok.

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    DD has had this week off with tonsillitis, the past two days she has spent on the couch watching tv or sleeping (she wants to stay close to me so bed isn't an option), today she is feeling better but I've kept her home just to be sure and we are about to go shopping and later walk the dog to the park. I'm sure people will wonder why she's not at school but it's none of their business and they don't know how sick she has been the past few days, plus I don't want her relapsing if I send her back too soon.

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    Depends what they are sick with. DD had chicken pox once but she was vaccinated for it so she was not sick just had some spots. I had to keep her home so she didn't infect kids but she was running around she was fine. I didn't let her near other children or a shopping centre.
    Same with one of those other illnesses she had forgot the name slapped cheek or something.
    But if it's a cold or flu then she watches telly most of the day and just relaxes... Yea yea I'm bad I know, I probably should give her something to do.
    She doesn't get sick often so it's not a common thing.

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    This is day 4 of being sick but spending whole days outside. My rule is, unless she has something highly contageous that does not make her run down or otherwise feel sick, if she is well enough to participate in activities, she is well enough for school. If she is contageous, or has an unknown rash, I keep her away from other children, not going house to house looking for kids to play with. That might mean in our yard, but not in other peoples yards.

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    If DD is home sick, what she does depends on how sick she is (fever/tired vs cough/snot), she either has a bed on the couch watching TV, or plays with her brothers.

    *I can haz typos*

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    Depends what they are sick with, I encourage them to rest but I most certainly don't make them stay inside, vitamin D and fresh air helps them get well. I keep them away from other people if they are contagious.

    If they are really sick, they know when they need to rest.
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