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subego
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Jun 13, 2014, 01:52 PM
 
Texas Mom Red-Faced Over School Sunscreen Ban - ABC News

Apparently, kids may get it in their eyes or something.
     
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Jun 13, 2014, 01:59 PM
 
If the kids are old enough to put it on themselves, it shouldn't be an issue. Summer camps require you to pack sunscreen for the kids, with the presumed expectation that a) they put it on themselves; b) counselors aren't responsible for misapplication (bad coverage resulting in burn, or getting in eyes).

A 6yo can handle putting on sunscreen.
     
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Jun 13, 2014, 02:01 PM
 
That's just stupid.

We have to fill out permission forms to let our kids use sunscreen at school, I always thought it was pretty silly but I guess that's a good comprimise.

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Jun 13, 2014, 02:03 PM
 
I seem to recall just having tylenol in your backpack was a no-no in high school. Our sue-happy society breeds idiotic policies.
     
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Jun 13, 2014, 02:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
A 6yo can handle putting on sunscreen.
You basically get it in your eyes once, and then never do that again.
     
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Jun 13, 2014, 03:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I seem to recall just having tylenol in your backpack was a no-no in high school. Our sue-happy society breeds idiotic policies.
That was slightly before my time... but I recall being perfectly happy going to the nurse to get one because that meant I wasn't being bored to tears in class.
     
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Jun 13, 2014, 04:42 PM
 
we were allowed to carry tylenol/motrin- at least, they didn't check. We didn't have a school nurse to hold rx anyway.
     
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Jun 13, 2014, 05:34 PM
 
Who sewed up your flesh wounds?
     
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Jun 13, 2014, 06:31 PM
 
We went to the shop kids and got some duct tape.
     
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Jun 13, 2014, 09:29 PM
 
And there you go... we didn't have a shop.
     
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Jun 13, 2014, 10:11 PM
 
Then how did your stoners learn how to make bookcases?
     
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Jun 13, 2014, 10:25 PM
 
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Jun 13, 2014, 10:36 PM
 
First, it's not all of San Antonio, just the second largest school district (Northeast ISD). Second, the parts of the San Antonio area that this district serves tend to be...llikely to go to court before going to the school board. (Did I say that nicely?)

And ABC isn't the only news outlet saying that this was a very dumb decision. The district is afraid that kids will "ingest" their sunscreen? Really? (That's from a quote from NEISD spokeswoman Aubrey Chancelor, by the way). I think it says more about how much attention the school staff is expecting to pay to the kids, rather than how likely kids are to do something that dumb.

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Jun 18, 2014, 04:58 PM
 
Tenuous connection but there was a report published recently where someone polled teachers and/or head teachers all over the UK and found that there was an average of two cases per school where teachers had encountered children up to the age of 10 and with no medical justification who had been sent to school wearing nappies (diapers to most of you). The oldest kid they discovered during the course of this investigation was 15.
Again, we are not talking kids with any sort of medical condition, they had simply never been potty trained. The report claimed they weren't all from poor, disadvantaged or troubled families either, and that many had working and (otherwise) responsible parents who had simply been too busy to teach their kids how to use a toilet.

These kids get sent home stewing in their own excrement because frankly, why should a teacher have to deal with that?

Anyway my intention was not to thread-jack, but to point out that if there is one 15 year old who can't use a toilet, there are probably many more kids aged 6 and up who cannot be trusted to administer their own sunscreen.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
   
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