How to Prevent the Spread of Germs When Your Kids Are Sick

Your kids are going to get sick–this is one thing at which they all seem to universally excel. They love going out in the cold without their jackets, they hate washing their hands, and they’d eat junk food for breakfast lunch and dinner if given the chance. As parents, it is our responsibility to protect them from these dangers that they don’t understand, but we can only do so much. In spite of your best efforts and most relentless precautions, your kids are going to get sick. When this does inevitably happen, you’ll need to start thinking about how to prevent the spread of germs.

First of all, keep them home from school. Yes, they will unfortunately be missing lessons, but you could possibly have another student drop off homework assignments after school so that your kids can stay on top of their studies. Many parents make the mistake of sending their children to school while they are still sick, or before they’re totally recovered. Sending your children to school while they are sick not only prolongs their illness, it also exposes other students and faculty members to contagious germs. Do what is best for both your child and [Read more…]