Mental Health Days from School or Work

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Mental Health Days from School or Work
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Fri, 11-05-2010 - 11:09am

In the thread on senioritis, several mentioned busy lives.

What are your thoughts on mental health days from school or work?

Did you ever allow your college student to stay home?

Have you ever not gone to work when you needed to do something at home instead?

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Fri, 11-05-2010 - 12:23pm

I've never done it nor have I permitted ds to miss any in K-12th (including senior skip days); in college I'm not there to monitor but knowing him he wouldn't want to fall behind...

Sue

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Fri, 11-05-2010 - 12:53pm

What are your thoughts on mental health days from school or work?

I can't imagine taking one myself (or dh).

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Fri, 11-05-2010 - 7:50pm

Hi Theresa,

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Fri, 11-05-2010 - 9:35pm

I can't believe that kids are actually paid for perfect attendance.

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Sat, 11-06-2010 - 8:30am

What are your thoughts on mental health days from school or work?

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Sat, 11-06-2010 - 11:01am

Hi Rose,

Good to see you!!! I have missed you!

I get 4 weeks a year ..can't take it all together....and get blacked out from taking any time off from Nov 14 until Easter. I do have special permission for 4 days to drive my mom in january from NC to here. I know in retail this time of year a mental health day would go a loooooooong way :smileyhappy: If I could just have my two days off together I'd be mentally healthier.

How is the wedding planning coming along?

Have you been watching say yes to the dress?

Is your son still living with you?

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Sun, 11-07-2010 - 8:14am

What are your thoughts on mental health days from school or work?

Mental health days?

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Registered: 01-05-2005
Sun, 11-07-2010 - 9:47am
I think yes, it does push kids to expect rewards, but even more so, it encourages kids to go to school sick and punishes kids with chronic illness by not treating them the same way. I'm probably overly sensitive about this, but in a family with a number of chronic illnesses, it is hard to imagine a year, let alone twelve, without days missed due to illness.

Theresa