Dr. Shalene Kennedy, M.D.
On Behavior
Few parents escape the occasional hassle of having to nudge a sleepy child or irritable teen out of bed for school. But some kids flat-out stonewall, missing days or even weeks of essential education. As a psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents, I hear many parents ask, “What’s wrong with my child?” or “What more can I do?” School avoidance is common and treatable, but it may require professional support.Why kids refuse schoolNo matter what you call... more