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April 8, 2024
Strategies To Address School Refusal

As this school year comes to a close, I speak with many parents who have struggled with school refusal and are worried about managing the next school year. This post describes the nature of school refusal and some strategies and considerations to address this challenging situation.  Your Child Won’t Go to School An all-too-common situation […]

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January 2, 2023
How We Treat Series: School Refusal

Your Child Won’t Go to School An all-too-common situation (especially since Covid) is a child being reluctant or even refusing to attend school. This post will focus on anxiety-based refusal; the child is refusing to attend school due to genuine anxiety reactions. Consequently, the night before school your child is fretting about the next day, […]

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November 29, 2021
Selective Mutism: Is Your Child Just Shy, Or Is It Something More?

Selective Mutism vs ‘Just Being Shy’ Selective mutism is a diagnosable condition that significantly interferes with a child’s ability to adapt and function in social situations. It’s defined as a failure to speak in situations where the child is expected to speak. The child perceives the situation as uncomfortable and usually with a degree of […]

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