posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 10:17 PM
I have 6 kids, and went about half way through nursing school..............and now, by chance, work in an elementary school.
I think with the nursing school backround, I've become really aware of "germs" and illness, etc. I'm sure I can generalize about some of the
things I see at the school I work at.........
many kids come to school dirty, unfortunately. Many kids come to school sick. Some teachers are better than others at CLEANLINESS... around the
classroom, as well as having the kids wash their hands, etc.
Each of my kids carries around a small bottle of hand sanitizer. I also agree with immune boosters, have the kids taking multivitamins, esp C.
Echinacea is a good immune booster, and always helps me cut my colds, etc down to a day or two, rather than a week! You can buy Echinacea tea at
most grocery stores (the pills are rather big, but great for the adults!)
I don't think you're over reacting to keeping them home...especially if everything is being canceled anyhow! I think I'd keep mine home.... do
some special Halloween things at home!! See how things are at school Monday or Tuesday...