How Can I Avoid Struggles With My Child About Going to School?
My 7-year-old son started second grade this year. Every morning he declares
that he hates school, and he's not going to go. It's a struggle for us to get out
the door. What can we do? – Dave
Kids have many reasons for not wanting to go to school — separation
from home and parents, bullies, assignments and grades, or a teacher.
Talk with your child — and then perhaps with his teacher — to find
out more about what's causing his anxiety and about his behavior at school. A school
counselor or psychologist also might be able to help.