When do problems in school start?
I wish I’d read this in September and showed it to my daughter’s school. What they saw as the beginning of school avoidance was actually the breaking point of years of masking, struggling massively with the demands of school and dreading the uncertainty of each day. It was the end of what she could try and do, not the beginning of choosing not to go to school. It’s distressing how inaccurate that perception is. Thankyou for this!
This is spot on. I really appreciate your writing!
"Don't say 'I can't.' Say 'I won't ."
- Fritz Perls (Gestalt Therapy)
So true! You have a knack of communicating what I have come to realise, after years of unpicking stress and anxiety caused by school.
Ugh, play being limited to playtime in kindergarten is a tragedy. Thanks for the piece!