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Mom Hilariously Shames Parents Who Do Not Leave Their Sick Kids At Home And Her Post Goes Viral
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Mom Hilariously Shames Parents Who Do Not Leave Their Sick Kids At Home And Her Post Goes Viral

We all know how important it is to keep our children healthy and safe. But no matter how much you protect them, they will catch a cold or get the flu sooner or later. And when that happens, it’s vital that parents remember that their priority is to help their kid recover, not social obligations to others.

That involves not going to school and, yes, even avoiding awesome birthday parties (unfortunately, the delicious chocolate cake will have to wait). One mom, Samantha Moriá Reynolds, posted about how important it is that your sick kids stay at home and her message went viral on the net.

While the idea she was trying to put across might sound obvious to some of you, Pandas, there are some parents out there who might need to hear it. Scroll down for Bored Panda’s interview about dealing with fevers with Dr. Liz Donner who runs the My Friend The Pediatrician page.

Samantha Moriá Reynolds’ post about keeping kids at home when they’re ill went viral

Image credits: Samantha Moriá Reynolds

Image credits: Samantha Moriá Reynolds

Image credits: Samantha Moriá Reynolds

According to Dr. Donner, a fever is defined as a temperature of 100.4°F (that’s 38°C) and above. “It is important to keep a child home from school or daycare when they are spiking active fevers in an effort to prevent the spread of infection,” the pediatrician stressed the importance of not letting others catch whatever your child has as well.

“For example, the common cold can cause fevers lasting several days!” she noted. That means lots of staying at home with your kid in your pajamas, watching cartoons, getting plenty of sleep, water, and chicken soup.

“Medications like Tylenol or Motrin can temporarily relieve fever and the associated discomfort, but high temperatures may persist until the underlying infection has cleared,” Dr. Donner told Bored Panda.

But how long should you keep your child at home? According to Dr. Donner, she recommends keeping a child home from school until they are fever-free (without the help of fever-reducing medications) for at least 24 hours.”

Most people agreed with Sam’s message

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

People who knowingly send their sick kids to school infuriate me so much. It’s just bloody inconsiderate and unfair to the sick child and to the people he is around.

CP
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is annoying, but it is not always the parents that are inconsiderate. In the USA at least, for many people, your job does not care if you have a sick kid. For some people it is easy to stay home, for others it is nearly impossible.

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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What if the parents can't afford to miss work to stay at home and take care of their child? Where I live it's put in law that parents can get about 60 days sick leave per year specifically to take care of ill children, so sending your sick kid to school would be very irresponsible. But as far as I know USA barely has any PTO, so as selfish as it is, I could understand why some parents would rather send a sick kid to school, than risk not being able to feed them or pay bills. The same doesn't apply for birthday parties though, that's hella inconsiderate.

CP
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My thoughts exactly Random Panda. People need to realize it is not always the parents fault. Society sometimes dictates that kids go to school sick and it is easy to criticize when you have not experienced that happening to you.

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Dawn Baik
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

YES!!!!! As a school nurse, nothing frustrates me more than kids coming to school sick. Perfect attendance doesn't mean shit after you graduate!!!

Firework
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

According to schools, if you wear gray socks instead of white socks for one day you will never get a job. They don't care about logic.

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

People who knowingly send their sick kids to school infuriate me so much. It’s just bloody inconsiderate and unfair to the sick child and to the people he is around.

CP
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is annoying, but it is not always the parents that are inconsiderate. In the USA at least, for many people, your job does not care if you have a sick kid. For some people it is easy to stay home, for others it is nearly impossible.

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Random Panda
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What if the parents can't afford to miss work to stay at home and take care of their child? Where I live it's put in law that parents can get about 60 days sick leave per year specifically to take care of ill children, so sending your sick kid to school would be very irresponsible. But as far as I know USA barely has any PTO, so as selfish as it is, I could understand why some parents would rather send a sick kid to school, than risk not being able to feed them or pay bills. The same doesn't apply for birthday parties though, that's hella inconsiderate.

CP
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My thoughts exactly Random Panda. People need to realize it is not always the parents fault. Society sometimes dictates that kids go to school sick and it is easy to criticize when you have not experienced that happening to you.

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Dawn Baik
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

YES!!!!! As a school nurse, nothing frustrates me more than kids coming to school sick. Perfect attendance doesn't mean shit after you graduate!!!

Firework
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

According to schools, if you wear gray socks instead of white socks for one day you will never get a job. They don't care about logic.

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