For some parents, getting your children to school can be a major struggle. If your child often throws a tantrum or has a meltdown before school, it is possible that he or she has school avoidance, or school refusal. School refusal is affecting a growing number of families nationwide. It is more than nagging your kid to get ready for the day; school refusal is a serious emotional problem that is very distressing for both children and parents.
Do your weekday mornings cause a significant amount of stress for the entire family? It’s critical to determine what is at the root of the school avoidance that your child may be experiencing, as each circumstance is unique. School refusal can be attributed to stress inducing situations like bullying, peer pressure, or academic concerns, unhealthy attachments to the parents, or underlying mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression. Therefore, it’s important to begin to understand your child’s school refusal and help him or her overcome it.
If your son or daughter is struggling to get to school, or you are starting to see some unhealthy patterns developing, here are some helpful suggestions:Read More