Tag: school refusal

Anxiety Based School Refusal. Lily’s Story.

Anxiety Based School Refusal. Lily’s Story.

Last night Lily and I realised that she had been to EVERY LESSON this week!   It is the first time she has managed this for 6 months.   It was a huge achievement and testament her hard work (also mine) and that of a pretty awesome school team. What happened? Prior to May Lily … Continue reading Anxiety Based School Refusal. Lily’s Story.

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When your child isn’t ‘fine’ in school.  Superb resources​ for families and for professionals.

When your child isn’t ‘fine’ in school. Superb resources​ for families and for professionals.

A must read for all families that have children who struggle to attend school and all professionals that work to support these families.  See also the guide specifically for professionals/schools. Please share this widely so that as many families and professionals as possible can access it: it's an essential resource in my opinion. https://schoolrefuserfamilies.wordpress.com/2018/01/04/new-guides-for-parents-schools-when-a-child-struggles-with-school-attendance/ Above is … Continue reading When your child isn’t ‘fine’ in school. Superb resources​ for families and for professionals.

Just imagine – if adults were treated like some of our children…

Just imagine – if adults were treated like some of our children…

I’m struggling at the moment at work.  Lots of stresses, both physical and mental have been building up over time. I have never been a bounce out of bed person but I’m finding it harder and harder to get up in the morning and leave the house to go to work.  I noticed it started … Continue reading Just imagine – if adults were treated like some of our children…

It Must Be Mum – Part 7

So Peter has been in hospital for some time.  The acute side to his condition has settled somewhat but in order for his progress to be maintained and continued Peter needs a therapeutic residential ASD placement.  Everyone has agreed this.  Making it happen on the other hand is another issue altogether.  The impact on his … Continue reading It Must Be Mum – Part 7

Unable to attend school

Rosie and Jo’s mum. When Jo was eight, I was told that, if she didn’t ‘want’ to go to school, I should manhandle her out of the house and all the way into school. I called her CAMHS psychologist and explained. She told me to manhandle her into school too. Incredulous, I repeated her words … Continue reading Unable to attend school

It’s Not Fair

It is clear from the few forums I am on that there are a number whose children's chronic and prolonged school related distress has resulted in serious and significant harm to their mental health.  Damage that isn't all reversible and has sometimes led to children being admitted to mental health inpatient units whilst still in … Continue reading It’s Not Fair