Janice | 2009-08-26
My daughter hates going to school cause she says that she has no friends.She is a very quiet and withdrawn child and struggles to make new friends. She is in Grade 3 already and still she has no friends. Every morning it is a fight and tantrums cause she refuses to go to school. What do I do?
Refusal to go to school can originate from a number of different areas, academic difficulty, social difficulty and emotional immaturity. It is important to establish the reasons behind her not going to school. Whatever course of action is decided upon, it is important to ensure that the school are part of that solution. The website link below outlines the main reasons for school refusal as well as some of the treatment options.
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