Hi, I'm new to the forum, but looking for some advice/support from other parents of children with asthma. My daughter is 9 and suffers with severe asthma, she has not had a particularly good winter, picking up various different viruses/ infections, on average every 3 weeks or so. We moved her to a different primary school last Easter as her previous school were not at all supportive with regards to her asthma and even suggested that she was symptom free at school! Her new school has been much more supportive, but then this afternoon, I had a phone call from their attendance officer advising that she has the worst attendance in the school and suggesting that they put a sticker chart in place to encourage her to come to school! I find it so incredibly difficult that there is no understanding that she is far more likely to pick up infections and that she can't help being ill. It also frustrates me that a lot of this comes from the ridiculous targets set for attendance with no allowance for children with chronic conditions. Has anyone else experienced this and is there anything we can do to stop this extra pressure being placed on parents who have to cope with poorly children and then deal with pressure from school as well? Thanks.
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