If your child goes to school or day care, he or she will inevitably catch a cold. If one child gets sick, the close proximity and interaction among classmates often spreads the cold throughout the class.
Children can come down with varying degrees of illness, from a sniffle and runny nose to a fever and sore throat. Some illnesses can be highly contagious whereas others aren’t and simply need to run their course.
How can you tell if your child is too sick to go to school? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends asking yourself the following questions: