School can be incredibly overwhelming and stressful for our kids. So much more than we often realize. We’ve dealt with school avoidance and refusal for years (my son is home today and missed a day each of the last two weeks as well). It’s really tough. My son is in 10th and we are currently doing 2 classes at school and 2 classes in online public school at home, because he can’t handle an entire day of the loud crowded environment, the other kids acting out and talking too much during class, and the social struggles.
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism