The real reward is learning. We learned to walk largely though trial and error. Not because daddy offered us $5. The reward was our own growth, something we’ve forgotten as we get older.
The boy opened the box of animal crackers and spread them all over the table.
“What are you doing?” his mother asked, about to get upset.
“The box says you can’t eat them if the seal is broken,” the boy explained.
“I’m looking for the seal.”
Practice good hygiene to control the spread of pink eye.
Don’t touch your eyes with your hands.
Wash your hands often.
Use only clean towels and washcloths.
Don’t share towels or washcloths.
Change your pillowcases often.
Avoid swimming in a swimming pool.
Throw away your eye cosmetics, such as mascara.
Don’t share eye cosmetics or personal eye care items.
Use any antibiotics for the complete period prescribed.
Pink eye symptoms may resolve in three to seven days.
Children with viral conjunctivitis may be contagious for a week or more.
Children may return to school when the redness and discharge in their eyes subsides.
By the end of the fourth grade those who had received more didactic instruction earned significantly lower grades than those who had been allowed more opportunities to learn through play.
Dorit Reiss, professor at Hastings School of Law, has written extensively about the potential legal ramification of not vaccinating a child and giving parents of an infected child the right to sue. But Reiss believes a court might have trouble finding a school negligent for allowing unvaccinated children to attend, absent an outbreak. However, she clarified, during a health threat, such as the current measles one, schools do have the authority to bar unvaccinated students. And they could, she said, potentially be held legally accountable, by a parent or a teacher, for not protecting their community.