I'm pretty careful about what we do on the weekends during term, so only for exceptional circumstances would that happen. It's bitten me in the ar$e before, giving the odd day off for stuff like that, then they get TRULY sick, and I feel really bad about them being away from school so much.
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17-06-2013 18:02 #31
17-06-2013 18:24 #32
I too would be reluctant for my kids to skip school because of a busy weekend. I still send the kids to daycare (yes I know its different) when we've had a big weekend. Its an early night the next day.
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17-06-2013 18:35 #33
We just had a massive weekend with my sons party, dd who is 8 was at school today, but if she was tired I would have let her stay home. We are all in bed now trying to catch up on sleep.
17-06-2013 19:34 #34
No, unless we're talking like midnight or later for bed on Sunday night (but I still couldn't give her the day off because I'd probably be having to work myself).
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17-06-2013 19:42 #35
I can't imagine any circumstances (other than a family death or a night at hospital) where I would have the kids out so late that it affected DS so much he would be too tired to go to school. (I'm not saying there aren't such circumstances, I just can't think of any right now.) Even when we have very rare extended family get togethers they might get to stay up for 1 more hour but that's it and it's only been on non-school nights. School attendance is not-negotiable and part of that is ensuring they had enough sleep and a good breakfast in readiness.
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17-06-2013 20:09 #36
Since I would have to work, they would be going to school. Need to keep sick days for when they are sick!
17-06-2013 20:24 #37
Yes, I don't see a problem in not going to school for a day for whatever reason, as long as it's the exception and not the rule. I want to teach my children to be responsible but also to be flexible. Rigidity is not good for mental health in my experience.
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19-06-2013 17:44 #38
1 day isn't going to hurt any one . Give em a rest
19-06-2013 20:27 #39
No because I work Mondays and I'd have to take a day off.... Not too sure my boss would accept "the kids are tired and had a big weekend" as a valid reason to chuck a sickie
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