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School attendance and socialising

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bbkl Thu 19-Nov-15 17:24:42

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PolterGoose Thu 19-Nov-15 18:57:03

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Ineedmorepatience Thu 19-Nov-15 21:06:04

I agree it is very tricky and its one of those situations where you have to have your own house rules!

When Dd3 wasnt attending school very much in the spring I felt it was important that she still did the 2 social things that she was signed up for, [both music groups]. She still went to them even if she hadnt been to school.

She never went to after school "playdates" because she wouldnt have coped with them so I didnt have to tackle that issue.

You still have to have family rules so if yours include no school equals no play date then so be it!

Kleinzeit Fri 20-Nov-15 16:34:12

On balance I agree you were right to keep her home. My rule for DS was that if you are too ill to be in school then you are too ill to go out with friends, whether the illness is physical or anxiety-based. Though he didn't miss much school and if it becomes a longer term issue then you might have to re-think the rules so that your DD still gets social contact. But for now I’d say your rule is a sound one. I also ran a “no electronics/TV while you are off school ill” rule (at least not until school hours were over) because otherwise my DS would have found a lot of ways of being ill!

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