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Stop Bringing Sick Kids To School: Furious Mom Shows What Could Happen To Other Kids
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Stop Bringing Sick Kids To School: Furious Mom Shows The Dangers Of Parents Using School As "Babysitting Club"

One mom from Canada has taken to Instagram to speak out against parents who jeopardize her daughter’s health by taking their own sick children to school.

“I can’t for the life of me understand why people would put others at risk “because they have so many things to do,”” wrote Maria Jordan MacKeigan after a parent told her that she was too busy to look after her own sick child. Maria’s own daughter, Jordan Grace, has a particularly low immune system because of her Downs Syndrome, which means that even the slightest infection could result in serious illness. “This is not the babysitting club,” she wrote. “Your own child needs you to cuddle them, to love them, to care for them back to health. When Jordan Grace is sick, I think of her first…but I also think of others. I don’t want my child to go get others sick especially those who may end up in the hospital because their little bodies can’t fight the sickness off on their own.”

Some people were quick to agree with Maria while others had opposing views. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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“When my child gets the simple cold she may end up like this!”

A mom from Canada took to Instagram to speak out against parents who take their own sick children to school

Maria Jordan MacKeigan’s daughter,  Jordan Grace, has a low immune system because of her Downs Syndrome

This means that even the slightest infection could result in serious illness for her

“If we cared more about the world around us and not just ourselves this world would be a much better place!”

Maria later updated the post for those concerned about Jordan

Some people were quick to agree with Maria

Other people disagreed however

What do you think?

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Daniel Losinger
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

By the time a child child starts having cold/flu symptoms, that child has already been contagious and spreading the virus at school and other places for 5 to 7 days.

Royal_Emperor
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree with you. The hypocrisy of this woman "If we cared more about the world around us and not just ourselves this world would be a much better place" seriously??? How is it practical for anyone ?? What happens if the mother is exposed to germs when she goes out, the teachers , the little girl's father, a pizza delivery guy, the food packets from supermarket she brings home? She wants the world to be sensitive but she won't compromise when it is her turn.

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Bunzilla
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There needs to be a better system in place in North America, that allows parents to better take care of their children. So that they can stay home with them when they get sick. Or stay home themselves if they get sick. As someone who has a compromised immune system myself, I can understand just how horrible it is to come down with pretty much every single cold and flu I'm exposed to. I don't get fevers, which means that they just drag on, and on... and on. However, people have jobs, they need to work, and need to eat. They have to pay the rent, mortgage, taxes. The way things are set up now, it makes it near impossible for many people to stay home when they're sick, or stay home with their children when they get sick. Thus, colds and flu spread. Schools also need to stop being so ridiculous and allow children with chronic illnesses, health problems, or whatever-- have the time off they need to get better, without penalizing them. Having a limited amount of sick days is just silly!

Agnes Jekyll
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

in Canada, day cares will not take kids if they are sick; however, if you're a single parent, or you've used your three days up (or you don't get any), it means not getting paid. This is an enormous problem. Solutions welcome.

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Kasandra Klages
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I work with special ed and my boss almost fired me for taking off a week when I had bronchitis and didn't want to give it to the kids.

Kristel Bijnen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope t was downvoted to the fact that your boss almost fired you. And not the whole comment! That is a really weird thing to do as a boss. He is supposed to be protecting these kids overall, make sure every single one is okay. In cooperation with the teachers. While now you were the one doing this on your own, and almost got fired because of it. There are some strange people in this world.

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Daniel Losinger
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

By the time a child child starts having cold/flu symptoms, that child has already been contagious and spreading the virus at school and other places for 5 to 7 days.

Royal_Emperor
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree with you. The hypocrisy of this woman "If we cared more about the world around us and not just ourselves this world would be a much better place" seriously??? How is it practical for anyone ?? What happens if the mother is exposed to germs when she goes out, the teachers , the little girl's father, a pizza delivery guy, the food packets from supermarket she brings home? She wants the world to be sensitive but she won't compromise when it is her turn.

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Bunzilla
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There needs to be a better system in place in North America, that allows parents to better take care of their children. So that they can stay home with them when they get sick. Or stay home themselves if they get sick. As someone who has a compromised immune system myself, I can understand just how horrible it is to come down with pretty much every single cold and flu I'm exposed to. I don't get fevers, which means that they just drag on, and on... and on. However, people have jobs, they need to work, and need to eat. They have to pay the rent, mortgage, taxes. The way things are set up now, it makes it near impossible for many people to stay home when they're sick, or stay home with their children when they get sick. Thus, colds and flu spread. Schools also need to stop being so ridiculous and allow children with chronic illnesses, health problems, or whatever-- have the time off they need to get better, without penalizing them. Having a limited amount of sick days is just silly!

Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

in Canada, day cares will not take kids if they are sick; however, if you're a single parent, or you've used your three days up (or you don't get any), it means not getting paid. This is an enormous problem. Solutions welcome.

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Kasandra Klages
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I work with special ed and my boss almost fired me for taking off a week when I had bronchitis and didn't want to give it to the kids.

Kristel Bijnen
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope t was downvoted to the fact that your boss almost fired you. And not the whole comment! That is a really weird thing to do as a boss. He is supposed to be protecting these kids overall, make sure every single one is okay. In cooperation with the teachers. While now you were the one doing this on your own, and almost got fired because of it. There are some strange people in this world.

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