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!
Don't start next school year like this school year ended. Join us this Summer to get a plan for next school year. In this four week class, 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
We've made it easy this Summer for you to join the class. This class is held Live Online. No need to get a baby sitter! If you are traveling, you can still join the class. 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.
UNABLE TO ATTEND ALL THE DATES?
We know the Summer is busy with travel, baseball games, concerts, family get togethers, and much much more. If you are not able to attend all the dates live? No worries. The class will be recorded and we'll email you the recording of the dates you weren't able to attend.
4 WEEK CLASS
August 6, 2018, 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.
August 13, 2018, 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.
August 20, 2018, 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.
August 27, 2018, 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.
Participating in this class allows you the opportunity to become a member of the Monthly Club. With joining the Monthly Club, you'll get more of an individualized focus and accountability than our classes but not as much of a commitment as our individual therapy. You'll get access to all our resources and the opportunity to have a one hour per month video call with one of our therapist. If you've taken one of our classes, but not sure you want to jump to individual therapy, try the Monthly Club.
Seating is limited. To guarantee an online seat, please register early.