"Mom, I don't feel well" - this argument does not work for every second mother from the UK.
Half of British parents send unhe althy children to school
But how to explain such rigidity? More than two-thirds of parents surveyed who send their sick children to school believe they will get better over time. 19% of fathers and mothers do not have the opportunity to take care of the child at home, another 18% blame the rigid work schedule for everything. Such data was published by the sociological service Bupa, which conducted a survey commissioned by the private he alth service How Are You Britain?
It also turned out that children's illnesses such as diarrhea or vomiting are not a convincing argument for parents to skip school (17% and 13% of respondents, respectively, will not leave children with these disorders at home).
And 68% of dads and moms complained that the main cause of their children's illnesses is an infection they picked up from classmates.
And only 30% of parents will feel guilty if they send sick children to school.