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godiva83 08:27 PM 09-27-2011
I am at my wits end with parents/caregivers covering up their childs illness
"oh, he is just teething." I hear this all the time funny how he was just teething- but now 3 out of 4 DCK's have diarrhea and low gradefevers ... Not to mention I feel like a zombie! BUT he was just teething.
I understand people have to work, but when your little one is sick and not just a cold keep them home!! It is my job to look out for the best interest for all the children and this means trying my best to keep them healthy, comfortable and safe...I know when I am sick all I want is my home- ugh I am sorry for the vent
Also, hiding your child's symptoms with Motrin is
So not cool..
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cheerfuldom 08:31 PM 09-27-2011
I have in my contract that parents must keep me up to date if their child is given any medication (including Tylenol). Masking illness is cause for immediate termination at my discretion. I have a very strict illness policy and the "he's teething" or "she has allergies" does not fly here. I have called parents out on this before because it is very obvious when a child is suddenly feeling awful right at 4 hours after drop off (when the meds wear off!) and I have found that straight out telling a parent this unacceptable really does the trick! No one has tried that here in a loooonnnggg time
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sahm2three 09:44 PM 09-27-2011
Originally Posted by godiva83:
I am at my wits end with parents/caregivers covering up their childs illness
"oh, he is just teething." I hear this all the time funny how he was just teething- but now 3 out of 4 DCK's have diarrhea and low gradefevers ... Not to mention I feel like a zombie! BUT he was just teething.
I understand people have to work, but when your little one is sick and not just a cold keep them home!! It is my job to look out for the best interest for all the children and this means trying my best to keep them healthy, comfortable and safe...I know when I am sick all I want is my home- ugh I am sorry for the vent
Also, hiding your child's symptoms with Motrin is
So not cool..
Once I got, "Just wanted to warn you that he is crabby. More than likely just trying to readjust to the time change." They had gone away for the weekend to a different time zone. One hour. Really?! My assistant and I joke about this now whenever a child is crabby. One of us will just say, "Must be the time change." LOL! Yep, they all do it! I get the "teeth" excuse all the time. Yeah, don't think that time change or teeth cause hacking up a lung and green goo coming out of their noses.
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wdmmom 07:03 AM 09-28-2011
Originally Posted by cheerfuldom:
I have in my contract that parents must keep me up to date if their child is given any medication (including Tylenol). Masking illness is cause for immediate termination at my discretion. I have a very strict illness policy and the "he's teething" or "she has allergies" does not fly here. I have called parents out on this before because it is very obvious when a child is suddenly feeling awful right at 4 hours after drop off (when the meds wear off!) and I have found that straight out telling a parent this unacceptable really does the trick! No one has tried that here in a loooonnnggg time
I have the a similiar policy. Parents must notify me if a child has had any medicine within 4 hours of dropoff. Failure to do so may result in immediate termination.

I also don't use the "He's teething." or "He has allergies." as an excuse. Teething doesn't cause green snot to expel from your nose, nor does it cause a persistent cough. And, the allergy story doesn't fly with me because the next thing that comes out of my mouth is, "Oh. There isn't anything noted on his physical form and I'm sure he hasn't had an allergy test so until he does, that's not a diagnosis."
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Unregistered 07:22 AM 09-28-2011
My husband and I always joke "Oh, I must be teething" if either of us comes down with something... One of the dcg should have about 3000 teeth by now since her mom always says she is teething if she's under the weather...and the dcg is 3 1/2 years old so she must have her teeth mostly in for her age??
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mom2many 09:10 AM 09-28-2011
Originally Posted by Unregistered:
My husband and I always joke "Oh, I must be teething" if either of us comes down with something... One of the dcg should have about 3000 teeth by now since her mom always says she is teething if she's under the weather...and the dcg is 3 1/2 years old so she must have her teeth mostly in for her age??

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godiva83 09:42 AM 09-28-2011
Lol- gotta revamp my handbook
I feel like I got hit by a Mac truck- must be teething
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