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How School Can Effect Your Child

How School Can Affect Your Child’s Health

This week I’d like to talk to you about your child’s health and how it can be affected by your child’s school.

I recently found out that a school in our area is constantly running out of soap and toilet paper in the girls/boys washroom. I have been told by six parents that they complained to the office staff and teachers about the problem, but it took three weeks to finally get the problem solved, and only after two frustrated parents went to the Principal directly.

Sometimes you have to “go to the top”.

There are a number of reasons why this could have happened, and I’m sure it wasn’t done on purpose. That being said, it still doesn’t excuse the atrocious hygiene that occurred for three weeks in one of our public schools.

The kids could have passed many different germs and viruses to each other ranging from the common cold to hepatitis.

So this week while the kids are off for Spring Break, and you are enjoying spending time with them, ask them about their schools washrooms and any other areas you might be concerned about in regard to cleanliness, and take a good look around the next time you pick up or drop off your child.

Mistakes can happen, and often do.

It is very important to know about the environment in which your child spends 30 – 40 hours a week playing and working. So keep your eyes open and ask a few questions – being aware of potential problems is often the solution….