Hi there @mishm ,
Welcome to the forums. We are glad you have been able to reach out. I hear your struggles in supporting your daughter to go to school. It sounds like there is a lot going on for you and your daughter.
Have you been able to speak to your daughter to talk about why she does not want to go to school? There can be so many reasons for this including:
- anxiety and depression (is this why she does not want to go?)
- friendship issues
- tiredness (wanting to sleep in)
- lack of motivation
There can be so many other reasons for school refusal, or it can be a mix of a few reasons. It might be worth trying to work out the WHY (if you haven't already).
You may be interested in reading of this young person's account to see if you can relate to what they are sharing:
Georgia's Story - too anxious to go to school
You can also have a look at this fact sheet on how to cope with anxiety and school.
You daughter is welcome to connect with:
ReachOut Peer Chat https://au.reachout.com/peerchat
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 https://kidshelpline.com.au/
Also, have you ever discussed your concerns with your doctor? This might be worth doing if you haven't already - just to get a bit of guidance?
We look forward to hearing how you go and whether you are able to get any supports in place for your daughter.
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