16 year old daughter is too sad to go to school?

Kelly - posted on 02/19/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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my daughter is a very shy girl with low self esteem. today she kept calling me at work from school crying asking if she could go home. When I asked why she said it was because she felt 'fat, ugly, and worthless' I told her no and made her go through the day, she's now in her bed crying and ignoring everyone and saying she doesn't want to go to school tomorrow. Do I allow her to stay home or seem like the bad guy and make her go

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Jodi - posted on 02/19/2014

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I think you need to talk to your pastoral care co-ordinator or the school counsellor. This is more than just saying no and forcing her, there is more going on here that needs to be addressed. The wellbeing team in your daughters school can probably investigate and shed some light on the issue, and support you in addressing it.

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