What is a parent to do when a child clearly says, “I don’t want to go to school today.”
It might be a problem with a stomach or headache or illness that sometimes seems to disappear very quickly. It’s not easy knowing how to react and what action to take. Parents might be concerned that there are academic or social pressures or wonder if the child feels bullied or unsafe in school. The child might be anxious about something he or she cannot explain.