School-Induced Anxiety

The term ‘school refusal’ is linguistically weaponised; it implies intent and choice. It swiftly and subtly frames the child as having taken an active, conscious decision to reject school. This misnomer apportions blame and responsibility to the young person while simultaneously diminishing their genuine distress. So, with refusal emphatically ruled out, what, then, should we … Continue reading School-Induced Anxiety