Getting Your Child to Say "Yes" to School

Getting Your Child to Say "Yes" to School : A Guide for Parents of Youth with School Refusal Behavior

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Many parents find getting their child to school in the morning to be quite a challenge. If your child consistently pleads with you to let him stay at home from school, if he skips school, if his morning routine is fraught with misbehaviour, or if he exhibits signs of distress and anxiety related to attending school, this book can help. Getting Your Child to Say Yes to School is designed to help you address your child's school refusal behaviour in the early stages. This guide helps you to identify school refusal behaviour and provides step-by-step instructions to solve the problem. Learn different techniques for getting your child to school, including enhancing relaxation, changing your child's negative thoughts about school, establishing a clear and predictable morning routine, and setting up a system of rewards for going to school. Tools such as worksheets, lists of "dos" and "don'ts", sample parent/child dialogues, and "Fridge Notes" combine to create a workbook-type resource that will help you increase your child's school attendance and relieve your own feelings of concern and worry. Easy to read and filled with concrete strategies, this book is the first of its kind dedicated to educating and arming parents with the tools they need to resolve their child's school refusal more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.5 x 12.7mm | 340.2g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195306309
  • 9780195306309
  • 29,481

About Christopher Kearney

Christopher A. Kearney, Ph.D., is professor of psychology and Director of the UNLV Child School Refusal and Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Kearney has published numerous journal articles and books regarding youths with anxiety disorders and school refusal behavior and has worked extensively with this population. In addition to his clinical and research endeavors, Dr. Kearney works closely with school districts around the country to improve strategies for helping children attend school with less more

Table of contents

1. What is School Refusal Behaviour? ; 2. Different Types of School Refusal Behaviour ; 3. Children who Refuse School to Avoid General Distress ; 4. Children who Refuse School to Avoid Social and Performance Situations ; 5. Children who Refuse School for Attention ; 6. Children who Refuse School to do Fun Things Outside of School ; 7. Prevention and Special Circumstancesshow more

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