Helena Mooney



It’s totally understandable and normal that, at some point, your child is going to refuse to go to school. But when it becomes a regular occurrence and every morning becomes a battle, then that’s when you need some additional strategies and support to help your child become more confident so that they can enjoy their time there.

In this episode I describe what you can do to reduce the chances of your child refusing to go, and what you can do in the heat of the moment.


#1 – You can do so much with your child at home to help them overcome their fears and build their confidence

#2 – It’s beneficial for your child to feel their upset feelings whilst they’re with you – rather than expecting them to deal with them on their own away from you at school

#3 – Play helps to build your child’s physical confidence which also helps build their emotional confidence

#4 – Be gentle on yourself – you will have your own unhealed hurts from your school experiences

#5 – Reach out for support if you need it.