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    I wouldn't plan a big weekend with late nights during a school term. Allowing that then giving the child a day off is teaching them bad habits (to treat school flippantly).
    - not saying this happened in your case. There are plenty unavoidable reasons why a child may have a bit weekend (a relative died etc). In those cases I would consider keeping the child home IF they were really exhausted. On the condition that they went to bed early that night.
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    Yes, I would let them stay home. One day off every now and then is not going to hurt.

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    We were NEVER allowed a day off.

    If they really needed it, it'd be a day in bed with books.

    I wouldn't want to make it 'fun' to skip school.

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    Personally I would send my child to school. School teaches that they cant just have a day off when they feel like it, because if thats the mantra how will they keep a job?

    I only keep my daughter home if she is sick or has an appointment that will take all day.

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    No they would be going to school. Bed time at 7 on school nights so they don't get the opportunity to be 'to tired' for school.

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    - I agree its probably not the best example but also i think a day off school won't hurt , especially after a big weekend ( weddings/big birthdays etc )
    my niece ( then 7) was allowed to have a Monday off after her grandparents big 40th wedding anniversary party as most of us all had the day off work to recover, and just thinking about it I always tell my staff to take a sick day or personal day if they are not 100% as I don't want them in the office if they are not going to be productive

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    Growing up we never had a day off school unless there were bodily fluids involved as mum and dad both worked full time (teachers) so it had to be desperate for them to take a day off as well.
    As a working from home mum I have the option of keeping my children at home for mental health days. In saying that, no, my kids go to school unless they are sick which in my DD1 first 2 years of school was zero days off.

    We have however taken them out of school to travel which is probably no better. Personally we have late nights and big weekends but we help the kids recover by having a quiet week of early nights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laylapie View Post
    Yes, I would let them stay home. One day off every now and then is not going to hurt.
    Same here. I have let 5 year old DD have a couple of rest days at home this year when she was clearly tired or on the verge of a cold etc. I don't consider it a bad example to look after yourself and have some down time when you need it.

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    If this isn't a regular thing, I would let them stay home. No point sending them for them to not take anything in anyway.

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    It would have to have been very out of the ordinary...I would be more inclined to let them sleep in and take them in late if needed.

    I don't think we need to apply work standards to 5 year olds though...there are many things they do different in Prep/Year 1 to when they are in the work force lol

    My DS is now in Year 3 and he will miss a week off school later in the year for sport...so i guess that is not much different really.


 

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