my youngest is 14,5'8.she won't go to school ,consequences help


Jodi - posted on 08/13/2012




It is her JOB to go to school. That's her job as a 14 year old until such time as she is capable of supporting her self in life.

Has she indicated why she doesn't want to go to school? What is she doing when she stays at home? Are you home with her?

The trouble with kids this age is that they think very much in the "here and now", and if they are not enjoying school, they can't see the relevance to themselves in being there. To them, it is pointless. You need to find a way to make school relevant to her. But honestly, knowing the reasons WHY she refuses to go may help you to identify some ways of working towards getting her into the classroom.

It is also worth talking to the school counsellor about it, because they see this problem ALL the time, and they may have some insight for you, and even help with developing a reward strategy that can be a combined school and parent effort.


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