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Tips to Get Your Child to School

The start of new school term can be an anxious time for kids. If your child is reluctant to leave home because of school-related anxiety, here are tips to help:

  • Insist your child go to school, but be understanding. Talk with her about why she doesn't want to go.

  • Enlist the help of the school staff. By making them aware of the situation, they can help encourage your child.

  • If the problem is a bully or unreasonable teacher, talk to the teacher or principal. They may be able to make changes.

  • Make a commitment to be firm on school mornings when your child complains.

  • Be a volunteer at the school or find other opportunities to get involved.