It’s a decision every parent faces regularly: whether or not to keep a sick child home from school. It would seem like a simple decision. If your child is sick, of course, they shouldn’t go to school or daycare. But besides the fact that it’s not practical to keep a child home for every sniffle, keeping a child home can be a real hardship for working parents and it means that a child is missing out on learning and other activities. So, it’s a decision that should be made as wisely as possible.