When to Keep Your Child Home from School
Summary: The school year brings all sorts of colds, ailments and even lice. So, when do you give in and keep your kid home from school?Now that they are back in school, you can expect your kids to come home with all sorts of colds, ailments and even lice. The big question is, when do you give in and keep them home from school? After all, keeping them out of school can mean a hassle at work, causing you to juggle schedules around. And if they're just "playing possum," you'll do all that work for nothing. But if your child is really sick, then you have to have a back-up game plan; both for taking them to the doctor if necessary, and staying home with them to care for them. Or even to possibly keep them from playing video games all day. What is a parent to do? Dr. Anita Chandra, MD, and Melanie Cole, MS, offer you the signs, symptoms and reasons to why and when you should keep your kids home from school... and when you should send them on their way.