Recognize the signs:
I don’t like the recess yard
I’m no good at school anyway
It’s more fun at the mall/being at home where I can do what I want
It’s not fair that I have to go to school. I want to stay home with mum and the new baby
The other kids will laugh at me
What if grandma doesn't pick me up after school?
What if I can’t find my classroom?
Dizziness or light headedness
Frequent urination and/or diarrhea
Shaking or trembling
Shortness of breath or hyperventilation
Stomachaches or abdominal pain
Clinging or refusal to separate from a parent
Crying or tantrums
Failing to turn in homework or assignments
Frequent phone calls or texts to a parent
Running away or hiding
Skipping class or cutting school
Withdrawal from others
Children can have difficulty attending school due to a variety of factors, ranging from post-holiday blues to test anxiety, as well as peer teasing or conflict, and academic pressures. It becomes a real problem some youth struggle to attend school on a more consistent basis.
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