If your child is refusing to go to school, this is known as ‘school refusal’ or ‘school phobia’. When children refuse to go to school, it can often be because of extreme fear and anxious feelings.
Your child might be feeling overwhelmed with anxious feelings about schoolwork, relationships with friends or teachers.
As children have been off school because of the coronavirus lockdown, school refusal might be more common this term.
It can be very hard for you to get your child to go to school or stay in school. We’ve got some tips to help you cope with school refusal.
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