Overheard on the NPN forum: Do you send your kid to school with a cold?

Written by: Laura Baginski

Your kid is feeling a little run down, has a runny nose and a minor, but persistent, cough. Let him go to preschool or keep him home? Parents grapple with this issue all the time (nearly every week?). Keeping him home will require a day off from work—not a simple feat for most working parents. But sending him to school will make you that jerk parent who perpetuates the (very true) stereotype that preschool is just a large petri dish for germs. What do most parents do? See what parents are saying on our discussion forum, then weigh in with your own view. 

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Posted on October 16, 2015 at 9:36 AM