Thank you for your comments. We have been working with the school to try to find a cause and coming up with nothing. Yesterday I had a GP appointment which resulted in a mental health plan for me and a referral to Headspace for him. He has since told me that a kid (who is no longer at the school) used to tease him and most of the other kids. He is now worried that if he goes back, after having so much time off, that the other kids will hassle him. The school is willing to work with this and see if we can convince him to at least try one day and see what happens. When he attends school he is a happy student with no apparent issues. He participates in classes well, helps out alot and has really learnt to focus on the task at hand.
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My 11yo son refuses to attend school. We have tried to force him by driving him to school, removing him from the car, and locking the car to stop him from getting back in. This led to to him being violent in front of the school principal and pushing me to the ground. Following are steps we have taken so far.
* getting referral from GP for a counsellor which led to the counsellor (after 2 session) telling our son it was completely up to him when he wanted to return for a 3rd session
* we have removed all electronic devices from him as he only wanted to play on them and never interact with his family or attend school
* the school is currently sending work home for him to do but this cant last for too long.
I am on my way to another GP for another referral this week but was hoping that someone else may have dealt with this situation.
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