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Health & wellness


When to keep your child home from school

Adapted from the MD Mama blog on

These days, with all the sickness going around, and with all the fright about the flu, it’s a question parents regularly face: When should you keep your child home from school? It’s not usually a straightforward question, either. For most families (mine included), keeping a kid home means missing work — and, although our families are of course our first priority, missing work can be hard. Missing school isn’t great for learning, either.

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