Videograph: School Phobia .. Causes and Treatment
Values and Attitudes
School refusal is an emotional state that sometimes affects the child who goes to school for the first time.
This may be due to his / her wrong ideas about school, the teacher’s violent treatment, or the fear of failure.
Sometimes, the child may show physical symptoms, such as stomachache, a headache, or stuttering.
Reasons for fear of school
Misconceptions in the child's mind about school.
The teacher’s abuse and quick temper.
The immediate response to fear due to psychological disorder.
Over-pampering the child and his/her lack of independence in decision-making.
The continued and exaggerated threatening of children for their mistakes.
Quarreling with classmates and inability to confront opponents.
Fear of academic failure.
How to overcome school refusal
Praying to Allah and seeking His help for raising our children well.
Instilling confidence in children and encourage them to make their own choices independently.
Accompanying children on their early days of school, reassuring and supporting them psychologically.
Introducing the child to some good peers to help him / her overcome feelings of fear.
Rewarding the child for his / her brave behavior if they start to respond positively.
Snippet: School refusal is an emotional state that can affect the child who goes to school for the first time. This may be due to his / her wrong ideas about school or for fear of failure. Sometimes, the child may complain of stomachache, headache, or stuttering.