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Problems going to school...

My name is Alison and I have a 13 yr old son who is having problems going to school. This has been ongoing for almost 3 yrs now. He has moved schools 3 times during that period and in Jan I gave up work to home tutor. I have now got him a place in a local school but he is refusing to go. He tells me he feels anxious about school. I have tried hypnotherapy, councellers etc but he will only see them once then refuse to go back. Any suggestions?


Anonymous said...

Hi Alison,

There's a webpage on this site that talks about kids who refuse to go to school. I think your son has separation anxiety.

Go to
Look under the Mini-Reports for "Separation Anxiety & School Refusal."

I hope this helps!


Anonymous said...

Hi Alison,I have the same problem with my 14 yr old. Tried hypmotism, school phsychologist, private phs, mental health trust, but still having problems. He has moved school twice, and we have considered moving him again. It is very stressful and I dont think that teachers, phys etc can fully understand how frustrating it is unless they have experienced the problem themselves. Good luck. Karen.