I'll pass on the far away, but...

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Shari, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    anybody know how respite falls under FMLA laws?

    My attitude isn't in the toilet, however, its getting there quickly, and I need a break. Soon. Sooner given that I'm gonna be difficult child's sidekick at school for a while, too.

    Unfortunately, the only way that is going to happen within the next couple of weeks is while difficult child is in school. I do have a half a day's work I need to do regarding difficult child - contacting docs and filling out forms, etc, but frankly, I just gotta catch my breath. Any idea if "caregiver sanity" is protected?

    I always feel so guilty taking time off work to do this. But I know I need it, too.
  2. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Sorry, not covered. Maybe we should all write our congressmen?

    Got any vacation time?
  3. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Why wouldn't it be covered? You're dealing with your child's ongoing medical condition. I thought that was one of the things it was there for.
  4. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    For doctor's appts, etc. for your child, yes. For your own sanity, nope. Guess they figure we either are strong enough to take it day in and day out or we should quit being parents?