My son is 10 years old and refused to go to school. We just started the new school year this past Monday and he made it through Monday and Tuesday. This has been going on since October 2008. He was having problems at his elementary school with a teacher, from what he told us he would get in trouble for asking questions, and the teacher even admitted to telling him he was taking the lazy way out. We changed schools immediately. Once at the new school he would not go in to the building, he would have a panic attack as soon as we would get within blocks of the school. We would have to physically drag him into the school. It would take 4 adults to do this, he would drop to dead weight, and this is if we could get him out of the van. We have tried to get him help but the doctor in this area that we went to just slapped an adhd label on him and put him on the medications of focalin and abilify, the child is not adhd,Answer Question
Answer by coala at 8:26 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
Answer by shay1130 at 8:28 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
Answer by angevil53 at 8:30 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
Answer by samurai_chica at 8:30 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
He needs to see a therapist and for you to REFUSE medicating him for something he doesn't have. Stand up for him- tell the doctors that you are not leaving the office until they take what is happening seriously and they stop throwing medication at him for a fast fix because they are too damn lazy to actually figure out what is wrong with him. He is dependingon YOU for help so don't back down until you can get it for him. Clearly, he is having anxiety about school for some reason and he's not going to get over it by anyone forcing him to go- that is only going to make matters worse because it will cause resentment, trust issues and even scare him psychologically for life.
Answer by IhartU at 8:40 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
Answer by sailorwifenmom at 8:41 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
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I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions.