So let's get real for a second.  Every school morning you wake up hoping "this is going to be a good day." Your morning is wrecked when your kid wakes up and doesn't want to go to school. These are the mornings you fear. Parents of school refusal kids know what I am talking about. Your day depends on how your kid wakes up. If your kid is good, you're good. If your kid is bad, you're stuck. What do you do? Do you try forcing your kid in the car, take away his/her iPad "forever," go to work and leave him/her at home..... School Refusal parents, you need help! 

Join us for this four week class as we help you step back, determine the reasons for your child's school refusal behaviors, and develop a step-by-step parenting plan to encourage your child to stay in school all day, everyday. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Parents of school age children between the ages of 5-17 who demonstrate any of the following school refusal behaviors:

1.) Negotiations (crying, meltdowns, etc) about school attendance in the morning before school
2.) Tardy or absenteeism prior to or during school
3.) Pattern of physical complaints (headaches, stomachaches, nausea, etc) prior to or during school which result in tardiness or absenteeism
4.) Refusal to attend school

LOCATION

This class is held Live Online. No need to get a baby sitter! You will join the class from the convenience of your computer. When you join the class online, you'll see the presenter and the presenter's screen. You will not be seen or heard, but will be able to engage in conversation and ask questions through the class chat platform. So....put your comfortable clothes on, sit back, and enjoy. 

SCHEDULE

4 WEEK CLASS

October 2, 2017, 7:00pm-8:00pm: "School makes me feel bad."

At times, kids demonstrate school refusal behaviors because school gives them a bad feeling such as a stomach, headache, or nausea. While your kid may not be able to identify the trigger, these negative feelings are generally triggered by a specific school situation. We will help you develop a parenting plan when your kid doesn't want to go to school when feeling bad.

October 9, 2017, 7:00pm-8:00pm: “I am nervous about what other people think of me at school.”

There are many opportunities to feel judged at school such as raising your hand in class, sitting by unfamiliar peers, socializing at lunch, etc. While it is real to them, school refusal kids tend to exaggerate the frequency and intensity of these situations. It becomes much easier for anxious kids to refuse school rather than face the potential judgment of others.  We will help you develop a parenting plan when your kid doesn't want to go to school because of social fears.

October 16, 2017, 7:00pm-8:00pm: “I don’t like being away from my parents.” 

Some kids demonstrate school refusal behaviors because they are anxious about separating from parents. Also, kids may refuse school as a way to get attention from others. We will help you develop a parenting plan to help your kid learn how to get their emotional and physical needs met without refusing school.

October 23, 2017, 7:00pm-8:00pm: “Being at home is more fun than going to school.”

Simply, some kids like the comforts of being home rather than working through the school day. The conveniences of home make it very rewarding to refuse school. We will help you develop a parenting plan when your kid doesn't want to go to school because being home is easier than go to school. 

UNABLE TO ATTEND ALL THE DATES?

No Worries! The class will be recorded and we'll email you the recording of the dates you weren't able to attend. 

FEE

$36.00, Free with a ClassPass

CLASSPASS

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THE SCHOOL REFUSAL PROGRAM

This class is part of The School Refusal Program. The School Refusal Program (SRP), a treatment program of Midwest Anxiety, provides support, education, and Cognitive Behavioral interventions for school refusing students, parents, and educators. For more information, please visit https://www.theschoolrefusalprogram.com

REGISTRATION

Seating is limited. To guarantee an online seat, please register early.