My child seems to hate school

Children may refuse to go to school for a number of reasons. Often, these are children who:

  • Have problems with authority or following rules
  • Are being bullied or having difficulties getting along with their peers
  • Are experiencing some form of anxiety, such as separation from caregivers, or doing a performance in class
  • Are having academic problems such as learning difficulties

By avoiding school, not only are they likely to fall behind with their work, it will also increase their anxiety. If you would like to speak to a psychologist about your child’s school refusal, call 1800 877 924 for an appointment.