School stress and avoidance...
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|Wed, 01-08-2014 - 12:22pm|
Over the last couple of months my 13 year old son has had some real challenges going to school. He's been a straight A student for as long as I can remember, and has done so on his own without pressure from us. A couple months back he had an accident playing soccer and sufferred a concussion. As a result he was out of school for a solid week and also missed some other days due to not feeling well.
We beleive he's fully reovered from his concussion based on his other activities, but ever since missing those days he's resisted going to school very regularly. From what I can gather, he's stressed about being behind and the imact of that to his grades. Unfortunately his reaction to that stress seems to be avoidance.
Yesterday, first day back from the holiday break, he ended up ditching school for the first time ever. This came after a difficult morning in which we forced him to go to school. He didn't want to go because he remembered that he didn't study for a make up test from when he was out with his concussion.
We are at a loss as to how to help get him back on track.
Any advice or share experience would be appreciated.