Too Sick for School? Flu Facts Every Parent Needs
Be Healthy Year-Round
The flu is scary, but the human body is resilient. “The good news is that the majority of childhood illnesses are what we call self-limited,” Dr. Ivey says. He says a healthy lifestyle with a low level of stress will strengthen the immune system. "If you're a healthy person, you're going to recover—you're going to be more resilient."
Flu season can stretch from October to May. That’s a long time to be worried about your child’s health and ready to react at a moment’s notice. Like many things in life and parenting, it’s better to act now than to react later.