Separation anxiety and/or School Refusal
Here are some questions that might help you understand if your child suffers from separation anxiety and/or school
- Does your child cling to you whenever you try to leave?
- Does your child react strongly when being dropped off at school?
- Does your child have scary thoughts about being left alone?
- Does your child fear being harmed or having a loved one harmed?
- Does your child fear abandonment?
Examples of therapy goals to help your child to overcome separation anxiety or school refusal behaviors:
- Identify your child’s safety concerns and anxious fears.
- Develop coping tools to manage stressful situations.
- Direct your child to improved school attendance and performance, bedtime improvements, becoming comfortable with leaving your side and alone time.
- Help your child function better at school, home, and participating with friends and in social activities.
- Relieve the interference of persistent separation anxiety from which can make life difficult at home and in life.
- Family education.
- Help give step-by-step direction and guidance to parents and teachers.
- Teaching positive parenting practices and improved perspective for a more peaceful homelife.
- Decreasing parental frustration and resentment that can hurt your relationship with your child.