School Avoidance

School Refusal


School Avoidance / School Refusal (School Phobia)


School Avoidance Disorder occurs when a child avoids school repeatedly because they are very anxious, scared, or upset. It can be hard for both the child and his or her parents. As a teaching tool for parents, it's important to know that School Avoidance Disorder is a real, complicated problem that needs understanding, help, and teamwork to solve.


Here are some ideas for parents whose children have School Avoidance Disorder: