Supporting children who don’t want to go back to school

Going back to school after a normal six-week holiday can feel like a big moment. Going back to school after being away for nearly five months, with all the new restrictions and changes, is a much bigger transition.

We’re hearing from some parents that their children don’t want to go back to school at all. There are many reasons your child might refuse to go to school. They could be feeling anxious and scared, or disconnected and disinterested. They might have preferred being at home or maybe their first day back went badly.

However your family is finding going back to school, Children 1st Parentline is here for you. Get in touch over the phone, start a webchat or look at our tips below.