School Epidemics: What You Should Know And How To Act In An Emergency At School

If your little one is going to kindergarten or preschool for the first time, he will be exposed to new health risks in which you will have to be very vigilant. Find out here how and avoid health problems.

When a mom with young children asks me how convenient it is to send her child to nursery, nursery, nursery, or any grade prior to preschool, I almost always give the same recommendation:

DO NOT enter it if it is not strictly necessary

Why? There are two basic reasons:

  1. Because even before the age of 5, it is best for a child to stay home with his mother, learning and strengthening the emotional aspects that preschool education will require.

  2. And because you are going to get sick very often before you finish strengthening your little body and immune system.

And today, in this article we will address this topic.

A small child is safe in his family environment, his parents take care of him and the people with whom he lives are few and careful about his hygiene. Dad washes his hands when he gets home and before hugging his son and mom, throughout the day, he takes care of his cleanliness, that of the house and cooks food with the greatest possible hygiene and care. Well, all of that ends the day the child is brought to school.

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Usually, day care centers and child care centers are careful about hygiene and epidemiological safety, but no matter how hard adults try, viruses are in the environment and sooner or later they reach children. The little ones live in groups, sneeze on each other, share toys, bite and fill everything around them with saliva; the objects are in common use and share almost everything within a classroom, hence the massive contagions.

If you see the need to leave your child in the care of a school, consider these recommendations and share them with other parents so that they can make a common front in the health and care of their children:

Have hygiene practices at home

Cleanliness, healthy eating, proper care, timely vaccinations and frequent medical check-ups will help your child develop in a healthy way. If your child is sick, consider twice sending him to school, wait another year if possible.

Dress the child according to the weather

Without exaggerating cold or heat, it is about protecting it and allowing it to generate antibodies, strengthen and resist, but not about exposing it or preventing the body from developing defenses. Balance in everything.

A diet rich in vitamins

Seasonal fruits, vegetables and food supplements, if necessary.

Notify the school as soon as your child is sick

This will put the educational authorities on alert.

Not take it to school

No matter how much you need to be cared for, act responsibly, put yourself in the shoes of other parents and think how you would feel if someone inconsiderate and irresponsible sent their sick child to school, it will hurt the whole group of children and it will make your own child vulnerable.

Take the child to the doctor …

… Do not self-medicate and finish the treatment. It costs money and time, yes, but it is necessary. It is part of the responsibility of being a parent, to prevent future problems and epidemics.

Presenting the child until discharge

As much as you know your child, the doctor must say when he is no longer a source of contagion for others and when he is strong enough to return to school.

Do not generate concern among other parents …

… By passing alarming information. The psychosis that can be generated between parents is as dangerous or more dangerous than the disease itself in children; be prudent and respectful of the privacy of others when sharing information.

Prepare for the diseases of the season

Educators and observant parents already know that in winter there is flu and influenza, in summer lice and fungi, in rain stomach problems and in May chickenpox, and that where there is a red eye, there will be conjunctivitis.

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It is not a question of alarm, it is called prevention and you can do a lot about it.

Criticizing, attacking, acting irresponsibly does not help; It is preferable to work hand in hand with the school and other parents as, in the end, children are everyone’s interest.

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