heidi38 asks:

have asked school for help,and ive had final waring letter go court,ive took away all his stuff computers ect,tv,and he still refushes to go school

run out options what do i do,im a single mum,need help asap

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In Topics: School and Academics, Learning issues and special needs, Discipline and behavior challenges
> 60 days ago



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Feb 2, 2012
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What the Expert Says:

Hello, Heidi,

The first thing you'll want to do is try to find out what's causing your son to resist school.  You've tried a number of negative consequences which oftentimes work with teenagers unless something a little different is going on.  For example, if he has anxiety, he may dig his heels into the ground regardless of what you take away from him as a consequence.

That said, perhaps you should take him to see a counselor or look into a psychological assessment.  Basically touch base with a professional who can talk to your son and determine whether he may be suffering from a disorder.  If he is, you can explain this to the school system and ask for help.  If a disorder is affecting his attendance, the school district should hopefully have alternatives for him.

Good luck!

MKM, Counselor
Boys Town National Hotline
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