My 13 yr. old daughter will not go to school

Sabrina - posted on 04/14/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )




My daughter is 13 and quit going to at the first of the year. It's her 1st year in Jr. High and she has a hard time making friends. She is an only child and very shy. All she wanted to do is home school but due to my health I'm not sure that I could do that. She decided that she would go to school where my parents live and where I grew up (its about 45 min from where we live now) she was doing really good there. Her last term she had all A's except for 1B+. Now she is not wanting to go again and their are only 6 weeks left of school. The district is already aware if her missing so much and is ready to call DCFS. I don't know what to do anymore. Please help.


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Terry - posted on 04/26/2016




We have the same issue. We have tried everything. Doctors, therapist, working with the school, punishment, etc. Nothing works. I cannot physically make her go, due to the law. People say "make" her go. Well I have tried that with my other child not so long ago who is 17, and that ended up with cops involved and a court date, fine, humiliation, on both child and mother. Please keep in mind these are charges that go on your record for LIFE! I am in processes of finding out more information about options with parenting this particular issue. I will keep you posted.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/14/2014




You take her ass to school, that is what you do. A 13 year old should not be making the decisions about her education. Also, getting her into after school activities will help her make friends.

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