Originally Posted by Mrsboyko
There is a differance between a Day Care (where I have hear the 24 hr rule enforced) and a real elementary + school. They can't say that your kid can't be in school today because they had a fever yesterday monring in "real" school.
my kids' school has the 24 hour rule and it's a public middle school. That's as real as it gets.
[QUOTE=Porcelain Interior;14931364I wouldn't as a pp suggested dose my child with Motrin to cover up the symptoms and send him to school. That's just wrong. A child sick enough to need Motrin doesn't belong at school.[/QUOTE]
it depends. A child with a cold doesn't feel 100%. They aren't however, dangerous to be around or need to spend the day sleeping. Therefore, there's not, IMHO, anything wrong with giving them something to lessen how icky they feel while they go about their day.
My kids are 11 and 13, so that may shade my answer. If I had a 5 year old and nothing to do all but pamper them, it might be different. Learning that just because you are a little bit under the weather you don't get a free pass from your responsiblities is a life lesson very appropriate for a 10 year old (the age of the OPer's child).
heck, one of my kids took 600 mg of ibuprofen this morning for a sprained ankle and then went to school (she is under a dr's care and that's the right amount). She doesn't feel good. It hurts. She doesn't need to lay around the house for 10 days while it heals. It's going to hurt at home or at school, so I lessen the pain and sent her little tush to school!
A child with the flu and/or a fever is a whole 'nother issue.
|Yes, he's a stress case at the moment, mostly over the shifting sands of school friendships.
does the school have a social worker? Kids at our school can get out of class to go talk to the social worker, which migh be nice for him between appoints with his therapist, or for a little group with some of the kids the issues are with. You are doing the right thing.