All posts tagged school anxiety

School Refusal and Anxiety Disorder

A look at both from the Wall Street Journal: “I Hate School” Extreme Edition. Anywhere from 5% to 28% of children will exhibit some degree of school-refusal behavior at some point, including truancy, according to Dr. Kearney, a leading authority on the behavior, and other experts. For kids with anxiety-fueled school refusal, the fear is […]

Helping School Anxiety

Help your child overcome school anxiety.  A handful of suggestions based upon a study.  Here’s one: Stay calm/stay firm. Many kids react to their parent’s distress, which only increases their own. Anxious parents make for anxious kids. Similarly, the impulse is to give in and allow the child to stay home. As gut wrenching as […]