Everyone has a story Smartiecat. There aren't many people that wouldn't feel for your sister and nephews situation and most people would never intentionally put any child at risk. I am very sure that most people just don't send their sick kid to kindy because they 'don't want to miss out on their 5th packet of ciggies for the week' or their weekly maniicure....I am pretty sure for most people, the pressure is way more than that. Don't assume people are heartless or selfish...EVERYONE is dealing with something. Just different somethings.
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16-07-2012 15:03 #324
Best case scenario I think the best place for a sick child is at home with a parent to cuddle them as someone else said. But sometimes that just isn't possible.
Yes it annoys me when my child gets a sickness from pre school (and I'm going to be honest, he is constantly catching all.the.time). I have to pay for the day, my child is sick *again*. But aren't I lucky that at least for now I can stay home
I doubt any parent wants to send their child sick to DC/pre school. But I blame a whole range of things - the lack of support both single and partnered people receive thru family. An inflexible work environment. An inability to take another day off bc that may mean vital bills can't be paid for a family that is already on the edge of poverty.
Wouldn't it be great if we all had family close by to take our sick child. That our workplaces offered unlimited paid sick leave (and someone in this thread said their partner gets it). No fear of being sacked or their hours cut. When that happens, there will be a huge reduction in sick kids in care.
and can I also point out, not all the sick kids have parents that work. I know SAHM's that send their sick kids bc "they pay for the day".
16-07-2012 15:07 #325
Nearly 15 years in childcare has shown me that the SAHPs are the ones most unwilling to keep kids home or collect sick kids.
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Wow really? That is terrible. I swear it was the same at my DS1s preschool. SAHPs who get their nails done, go to the gym and cafes and meanwhile their child all feverish and sick all over the place.
At the time my son had malabsorption issues, his immune system was compromised and he would just pick up every little thing - he was a sick little boy and missed a total of one whole year out of two years at preschool - which I had to pay $50 a day or I would lose the spot. What. a. waste. of. money.
Grrr - so I do get upset when people bring their sick kids to school- I can't help it, they owe me $4000
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The world is far from perfect and we all have different priorities and that is why we wont all see eye to eye. On the other hand, 33 pages further on a rather controversial subject and we're keeping it neat and polite. Well done ladies/gents.
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