Julia Martin Burch, PhD
Posts by Julia Martin Burch, PhD
The adjustment from summer vacation back to the structure and demands of the school year affects many students, but some experience so much anxiety that they avoid going to school. Understanding the reasons for school refusal can help parents identify problems and act quickly.
For some children, the start of the school year triggers back to school anxiety. This can be especially challenging for kids who already have issues with anxiety. Parents can do several things to address these issues and help their children cope better.