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My son is almost 16 & refuses to go to school anymore, he has always a problem with school,

He has always had a problem with school and is taught offsite at an independent school twice a week, the other 3 days he does accipio at home on the pc. Now he is almost 16 i can't get him to go, well he says he's going and i watch him get on the bus but they say he has not been. I'm scared of getting into trouble because of him and don't know what to do anymore, i am fighting a losing battle.
In Topics: Teen issues, Discipline and behavior challenges
> 60 days ago

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Boys Town National Hotline
Mar 30, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

We are sorry to hear that your son is struggling in school and is now refusing to attend. It is possible that you could be ticketed if your son continues to skip school, but it seems like there should be more support available and other options before it would have to come to that.

Please call our Hotline and we can help you decide on the best course of action to take with your son and his education. Our counselors are here 24 hours 7 days a week to answer any questions and give you additional support. We also have a website for parents and you can also e-mail a counselor with your questions and concerns. You can also give your son our website for teens. Since he is home three days a week and on the computer he may want to check us out: www.yourlifeyourvoice.org

We hope you continue to reach out and don't give up. Take care and we hope to hear from you soon!

Sincerely,

Cynthia, Counselor
Boys Town National Hotline
1-800-448-3000
hotline@boystown.org
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