Staying home from school because you're sick
Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:59 AM
Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:54 PM
I mean I see Inmicus' point, and if I thought my kids were laying out of school just because, then yeah, I'd make it so they didn't want to do that... but the weird thing about my kids is that they actually like going to school... a concept that was completely foreign to me when I was their age, so I don't generally have to worry about them skipping out...
Plus we can generally pretty easily tell if ours are actually feeling bad or not...
Our kid is the same way. She loves school and is kinda upset because she cant go. You can tell if she is sick or not. She doesn't ever complain about being sick so sometimes when she finally does say she feels bad, it's because she's really sick. She told me this morning that she needed to stay home before I took her temp.
Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:59 PM
I'd just lie in bed and watch movies and get up when I could.
Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:13 PM
Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:42 PM
Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:20 PM
when my wife and i were houseparents at the children's home, the kids signed a "contract" when they came to live with us about general house rules and their agreeing to abide by them. one of the rules was when they stayed home...they had to stay at home while school was going on and they could only eat chicken noodle soup. just kind of an incentive for them to not just lay out because they felt like it. they still had to do their chores, though.
my daughter just started kindergarten this year and we are trying to figure out what to do with her when she's sick. i think what we've decided is that she can lay on the couch and watch TV as long as she stays still (tough for a 5 year old) or stay in bed. my wife will work with her on her reading and numbers at some point during the day. she's only missed two days i think so far.
i think having them do some of their school work is appropriate, esp. if they are feeling good enough to do anything other than lay down in bed.
Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:39 PM
Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:45 PM
when she's not really sick but just needing a her day...which isn't often, but hey, we all do it....she can play on the computer or video games or whatever, but it's inside and everything else that was supposed to happen that day gets cancelled.
Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:51 PM
Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:01 PM