School Refusal, How to Help Kids Cope

How to Handle School Refusal

(In Spanish: Rechazo a la escuela: Cómo ayudar a su hijo a superarlo)

When students flat-out refuse to go to school, it can be stressful for both parents and teachers. Different kids resist or refuse school in different ways. Here are tips for parents, caregivers, and educators to manage school refusal, based on what behavior they’re seeing (e.g., crying or tantrums, won’t get dressed, won’t get on the bus or in the car).