How Can I Avoid Struggles With My Child About Going to School?enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-QA-enHD-AR1.gifFind out what the experts have to say.school, does not want to go to school, anxiety about school, worried about school, my child doesn't want to go to school, bullies, school performance, teacher, doesn't want to leave home, doesn't want to leave a parent, doesn't want to go to school, anxious about school, school counselor, scared about school, scared to go to school, anxious about going to school10/09/200309/26/201609/26/2016D'Arcy Lyness, PhD07/14/2015305e92cf-6ebe-429c-8557-aa411069ec5fhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/school-woes.html/<p><em>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?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Dave</em></p> <p>Kids have&nbsp;many reasons for not wanting to go to school &mdash; separation from home and parents, bullies, assignments and grades, or a teacher.</p> <p>Talk with your child &mdash; and then perhaps with his teacher &mdash; 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.</p>
Getting Involved at Your Child's SchoolWhether their kids are just starting kindergarten or entering the final year of high school, there are many good reasons for parents to volunteer at school.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/school.html/4fbfe099-30c5-4637-9246-d2d99652a8ed
Going Back to SchoolThere's a lot of "new" in the first day of school. New teachers, new friends, new shoes, new notebooks, and sometimes, a new school. Find out more about going back to school in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/back-to-school.html/062703a7-8d23-411c-8925-ffdce85713da
Helping Kids Deal With BulliesUnfortunately, bullying is a common part of childhood. But parents can help kids cope with it and lessen its lasting impact.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bullies.html/8f676ae7-cd06-4f95-9ff4-279ee463e61a
Helping Your Child Adjust to PreschoolThe more comfortable you are with placing your child in preschool and the more familiar the setting is for your child, the fewer problems you - and your child - will encounter.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/adjust-to-preschool.html/7ba2b44e-946a-400f-8f2b-29175260f2e9
School CounselorsSchool counselors know how to listen and can help kids with life's challenges.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/school-counselors.html/d7763f7b-cf0e-46ca-a8e0-5a6e3a81db6f
Talking About Your FeelingsNoticing your feelings and saying how you feel can help you feel better. This article for kids has ideas on how to practice talking about feelings and emotions.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/talk-feelings.html/1ef983f4-2c73-4b5b-9b90-b0669af591de
What to Do if You Don't Like SchoolEveryone has a bad day at school once in a while, but some kids really don't like school. Read this article for kids to find out more.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/hate-school.html/511a78d5-41c9-43d8-b6a0-672d853d3fe2
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