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Health Information For Parents
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.
Unfortunately, bullying is a common part of childhood. But parents can help kids cope with it and lessen its lasting impact.
The 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.
Whether 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.
Noticing 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.
School counselors know how to listen and can help kids with life’s challenges.
There’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.
Everyone 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.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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