Approximately 22 million missed school days each year are attributed to contagious illness reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From the flu to stomach bugs, pink eye, or the common cold, your child is exposed to a variety of bacterial infections and viruses while trying to learn and grow at school.
As a parent, you might feel helpless against protecting your child from these and other common illnesses. Fortunately, you can reduce the chances of your child getting sick at school and spreading their illness to the rest of the family. Here are a few things to try.