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School refusal is the third most common cause of children missing school.
What are the signs of school refusal?
School refusal, which affects around 4 percent of school-aged children, can lead to long-term school absence and have serious consequences if left untreated. We spoke with Jayne Singer, PhD, clinical psychologist in Boston Children's Hospital's Developmental Medicine Center, to learn more.
Q: What should a parent do if her child refuses to go to school?
A: Treatment depends on the root cause, so moving quickly is crucial. A child who's afraid to leave her mother requires very different management than a child who has a phobia of a fire alarm. The longer the child is allowed to stay home, the harder it is for her to get back into the routine of feeling comfortable in school. So the sooner the root is identified and treated, the better.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”