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Josy - posted on 05/13/2015 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My teenage daughter refuses to go school, what do I do?

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Esrae - posted on 05/21/2015

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Some public schools have distant learning and it is funded through the schools. See if your does.
Also if she is and has been continually bullied, I wouldn't want her at school so look at options. It may be more detrimental for to be there emotionally than what she is gaining. The school needs to help!

Cutemommy - posted on 05/14/2015

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Physically take her to school if you can and drop her off you can. also call the police if you have work to make sure she goes and call her school and put her on a truant list where they will call you if she misses any classes. Start taking away things from her if she doesn't go to school.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/14/2015

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How have you and she addressed the bullying? Is she in counseling? Has the school been made aware of the situation?
You cannot expect them to read minds, and in the US there are a required number of contact hours required per year in order to avoid a truancy charge.
If the bullying has not been addressed with the school, or if the solutions are not working, it is time to work with the school district, not against them, in the continued education of your child.

Cutemommy - posted on 05/18/2015

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Oh wow I'm really sorry to hear that, the only thing that i could think of be would be to set her up with a psychologist. Sometimes your insurance will cover the costs, if you just call your insurance they will guide you. Things are so much different now in the schools and teens can be really mean. Is the school aware of the bullying that she is going through? If they aren't you should let them know because you can't help her on your own. She needs a support system of people she can feel comfortable talking to. I hope you find a solution for her no one deserves to be tortured to the point they are introverted. Best wishes to you and your daughter. Also about the fine if you take necessary steps to get your daughter help and can prove it, i'm sure they won't give you a fine or any other punishment.

Josy - posted on 05/14/2015

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Thanks you for the advice. It's not truancy it's more of not wanting to go school Becos of bullying which had gone on for years. It's not easy to drag her to school as she is on the big size and taller than me. She is going to be 16 soon. I have also tried taking things from her but she doesn't mind and When I force her, she threatens to run away. She now studies in isolation away from her class and other student and I don't know what that will do to her physiologically. The school have referred the situation to the council and they are onto me now. They are saying if her attendance does not improve, I will get a fine or they will take me to court. Any advice pls

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