Your Child Is Sick. You Need to Work. What Now?

Tim Beyers
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sick child

Schools are cocktails of germs. Soon enough, your kids will come home with something that lands them in bed, sick. For parents, caring for a child's aches and pains often leads to household financial distress.

For working parents, finding a substitute caregiver when they're away isn't the only issue. Sick kids need medicine, doctor visits, and good tools for completing homework while laid up.

Here are five ways to get prepared before the common cold comes calling.

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