Surviving Sick Days

mom and sick kid

As children return to their classroom, cough and cold germs are spread at a rapid rate. All the disinfecting and sanitizing in the world won't guarantee a school-age child to remain sniffle-free the entire year. One sure way to share sick germs is to send a coughing, sneezing, runny-nosed child back to school while he or she is still contagious.


Working parents have a real problem, especially when they have more than one child. Colds seem to run rampant through families with one after the other picking up the illness. And, that can mean a parent staying home with their sick child for several days a season.

There are many ways to make those days more bearable for all of you. First of all, limit your contact with the office if possible. If you must work from home, designate a time to check e-mails in the morning and then again in the afternoon. Your child will most likely be content to watch TV by themselves, or take a nap while you get some work done. And then try to be present for your child the rest of the day, perhaps playing some board games together, reading or watching a favorite movie.

And, to really make your son or daughter feel better, turn to Dr. Cocoa.

Dr. Cocoa offers cough and cold relief products made with 10% real cocoa giving them a true chocolate taste. Made with trusted, effective ingredients, most kids really like Dr. Cocoa Long-Acting Cough Relief which helps them to take the medicine happily.

So, while you can't cure the common cold, you can make the whole experience taste a little better for all of you!

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