Category PreTeens

Talking about school
PreTeens

Talking about school

Why talking about school is hard 'How was school?' is a big question. To answer, your child has to sum up a whole day, and that's hard for children (and even adults!) to do. A child might really want to say, 'My day was so jam-packed with ideas and classes and social stuff that I don't know where to start'.

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PreTeens

Truancy and school refusal: 9-15 years

About truancy and avoiding school: why it happens Avoiding school often happens around the same time as major changes in teenagers' lives. These changes might include changing classes and schools, or starting secondary school. Another big reason for avoiding school is friendship problems . Teenagers might avoid or wag school because they feel that nobody likes them or they don't fit in.
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