01-27-2023 08:44 PM
01-27-2023 10:35 PM - last edited on 01-30-2023 12:11 PM by Blake-RO
Thanks for reaching out to the forums,
I'm sorry to hear about your daughter’s situation. It sounds as though she is going through a really tough time. I can imagine it would be hard for her to want to go to school if her best friend is not attending at the moment. Does your daughter have other friends at school she spends time with?
I wonder if the school has any ideas on how to support your daughter?
Does your daughter see a counsellor or psychologist at all? Maybe it could help for her to see a mental health professional about her anxiety. You might like to look at our anxiety webpage here.
It's so great that you have reached out to support your daughter. I can hear how much you care. Hopefully others on the forums have some advice to share as well.
01-29-2023 08:05 AM
01-29-2023 02:05 PM
Great to hear that your daughter is starting counselling this week
If you ever feel that you need to speak to someone, Parentline are a really good resource.
School refusal is a huge and ongoing cause for concern for many parents, and this article is a really good starting point for getting some help, and it includes a link to one-on-one counsellor support for parents as well.
01-30-2023 03:34 PM
We wanted to check in and see how you and your daughter are today?
It sounds like your daughter losing friends in such a difficult way over the Christmas break would have been extremely tough on her. It is great to hear she has some interest in seeing a counsellor. It might provide an independent space for her to talk about some of the challenges she has faced recently.
We wanted to also provide you with some additional links that may be useful regarding school refusal here and here.
01-30-2023 04:41 PM
01-30-2023 09:39 PM
You're most welcome, we're here to support you. We're sorry to hear that your daughter had a difficult day at school. It's great that she was able to talk to her guidance counsellor, even though she was having self harm urges. Does she have any tools for managing these urges when they pop up? We've included a lot of different articles already but there is another one here which discusses self harm and includes tips for managing urges. This might be a helpful article to read in case your daughter takes some time to open up during counselling
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