Positive Parenting: Time Off Adds Up
In most states, the school year is 180 days long and many parents think that is plenty of time for their kids to absorb the necessary curriculum.
Researchers say by the end of the eighth grade, a typical child misses around 63 days.
That’s about six to eight absences a year.
Dr. Bob Pianta of the Curry School of Education said, “More absences between kindergarten and eighth grade tend to predict poor performance at age 15.”
So, before you let your child stay home for a reason other than illness, you might want to think again.