School Refusal

School anxiety perplexes parents. Often parents don't realize there is a name for the child's refusal. Usually parents are perplexed by the stomach aches, the difficult morning preceding school and the difficultly getting their child out of the car or onto the school bus. Once a parent begins to understand that the child's behavior is because they don't want to go to school the parent will begin to make "deals" with their child.