Parenting is quite challenging as the parents have to take care of the child’s physical aspects and mental aspects together. Parents should maintain a balance between the approaches like love and pampering so that children have a good impact on mental well-being. The first problem children generally face because of this is usually at their schools. This term is resembled as school phobia and is quite common among school-going children. When children face this issue he/she refuses to go to school. Tackling such issues may be difficult for parents but it can be controlled by taking the help of child psychologists.
The first responsibility of parents is to analyze such problems and understand the behavior followed by the problems. And then correct the behavior so that the child may go to school in a comfortable way.
School Refusal Syndrome
School refusal syndrome is when the child usually refuses to go to school because of some or other reasons. They may also have school avoidance disorder in which the child shows that there is some physical sickness or sadness when they are asked to go to the school. Because of this, the child may prefer to be at home and doing some or the other kind of activities but he/she doesn’t want to go to school.
Causes Of School Phobia
The causes of school phobia may be many but they should be seen from the child’s perspective. Some common causes are:
They are anxious that they may be evaluated:
They may think that they may be evaluated at school. A school is a place where every child’s capabilities and capacities are evaluated and they are put on display in front of everyone. In this case, generally, a child refuses to go to school on certain days like public speaking, etc where they feel pressured to perform and also feel anxious and therefore a child doesn’t want to go to school.
There may be separation anxiety:
Small babies do face this separation anxiety. But when they become kids, then also they may face this sometimes. Because at home they are getting unconditional love and care. They may think that they will not get that kind of love in school and start avoiding that.
There may be some academic issues:
Small children usually have learning difficulties and when they are pressurized at school because of that they face anxiety about going to school. They may also avoid it altogether.
There may be issues with the peer:
When children go to school, they may face peer pressure or they may have some bullying at school or conflicts with friends, so they avoid school going
Some traumatic events:
The traumatic events like separation from the family or the death of the loved ones can affect the child and he/she avoid school.
Symptoms Of School Phobia
- The child may cry when asked to go to school.
- They may have tantrums.
- They may complain about some physical illnesses like stomach aches and dizziness when asked to get ready for school.
- There is a difficulty of going to school after a long vacation etc.
- The child gets absent from school and goes to some other places to roam.
- The child is attending certain classes and bunk other but there are no particular explanations behind this
- They may arrive late to school.
- The child may visit regularly the sick corner of the school.
Take help of psychologists online at TALKTOANGEL for dealing with child issues like school phobia, parenting, autism or any other mental issues. A child don’t know what is happening with him/her. So he/she is unable to explain it to parents. If you don’t understand what problem your child is facing, take him/her to child psychologist.