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?
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.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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