It’s not always easy to tell your child has the flu. The illness comes on fast and is more intense than a cold. Kids tend to feel worse during the first 2 or 3 days they're sick.
Child Discipline Tactics
Discipline is the process of teaching your child what type of behavior is
acceptable and what type is not acceptable. In other words, discipline teaches
a child to follow rules. Discipline may involve both punishment, such as a time
out, and, more importantly, rewards. It sounds so straightforward, yet every
parent becomes frustrated at one time or another with issues surrounding
children and discipline.
Three main types of influenza viruses can give you the flu. Types A and B cause the yearly outbreaks. Type C leads to mild, random cases.
How Does It Spread?
The flu is highly contagious, particularly when kids share close quarters like they do in school classrooms. It spreads when they inhale droplets that are coughed up or sneezed by an infected person, or when they come in direct contact with mucus or spit from someone who has the flu.
Kids can spread the flu a day before their symptoms start, and 5-7 days after they get sick. It can easily move from kid to kid as they share things like pencils, toys, computers, remotes, spoons, and forks. Hand-to-hand contact is another main method.
How Do You Avoid the Flu?
The best way is to get a yearly vaccination. The CDC says all people 6 months and older should get one.
Healthy children over 2 years old who don't wheeze or don't have a history of asthma can get the nasal spray influenza vaccine. Otherwise, children 6 months and older should get a flu shot.
Pregnant women and caregivers of children younger than 6 months or of children with certain health conditions should get the shot.