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    Default Tears, tantrums and school phobia

    Your child clings desperately to
    you, crying "Mamma, please
    don't leave!" It could be your
    kindergartner's first day of
    school, or your older child still
    reeling from the effects of a move.
    Your child could have special needs
    and expect only frustration behind
    the school gate.
    Whatever the cause, school phobia can
    have gut-wrenching effects on both
    parents and child. The daily refrains:
    "Mummy, I don't feel good."
    "I don't want to go to school."
    "Why do I have to go?"
    Professionals call this syndrome 'School
    Refusal'. Mothers simply call it a
    nightmare.
    The unwillingness to attend school is
    invariably due to emotional distress. It

    differs from truancy - truant children
    generally do not fear school but are
    merely angry or bored with it. Children
    with school refusal, however, feel actual
    anxiety or fear towards school.
    Approximately 1-5% of school-aged
    children manifest this syndrome, and it
    commonly occurs in children aged five
    to eleven. The rate applies to both
    genders, and socioeconomic differences
    are not a factor.
    SYMPTOMS

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    Severe emotional distress about

    attending school. It may include
    anxiety, temper tantrums, depression,
    stomach aches, nausea, vomiting,
    diarrhoea, dizziness, palpitations or
    headaches in the morning. These
    improve if the child is allowed to stay
    home.

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    child's absence from school, since
    the child often tries to persuade
    parents to allow him or her to stay
    home.
    �� The child is willing to do schoolwork
    and complies with completing work at
    home.
    School refusal symptoms usually set in
    gradually and may begin after a holiday
    or illness. Some children have trouble
    going back to school after weekends or
    vacations. Stressful events at home or
    school or with peers may trigger it.
    Some children leave home in the
    morning, develop difficulties as they get
    closer to school and are unable to
    proceed - others refuse to go at all.

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    COPING WITH SCHOOL REFUSAL
    Beginning school has always made
    some little ones anxious about
    separation as well as the unknown. So:
    .. Prepare your child for what to expect
    .. Make it sound like fun and
    excitement without compromising on
    the reality
    .. Share your own experiences - kids
    love to hear those
    .. Start your prepping in advance -
    perhaps a week before school
    actually begins
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