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    #246182 - 10/08/19 06:25 PM Re: School refusal - going with online school [Re: tillamook]
    aeh Offline
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    Registered: 04/26/14
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    I think you are right to work on goals like sleep hygiene first. (And remember, it takes a good two weeks to shift a sleep schedule, even when working very consistently and strictly on it.) So much is easier to manage when one's body is properly rested.

    One step at a time, my friend!

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    #246227 - 10/18/19 03:53 PM Re: School refusal - going with online school [Re: tillamook]
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    Registered: 08/16/14
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    Originally Posted By: tillamook


    This was all last year - grade 10. The next two years are very critical for admission to higher ed.


    Late to the party here. I'd just like to single out this comment. I'd suggest not worrying about admission to higher ed. The anxiety that the New York Times and status-oriented parenting ratchets up about college admissions just doesn't apply to most Americans. There will be routes to college for your child. He doesn't have to go when he's 18. He can go to the open-admissions state university. He can take courses at community college when he's ready and get recommendations that will help him move to a four-year school--when he's ready to achieve.

    The rest of it, especially the sleep and the school refusal, sound so hard. But if you take college admissions out of the equation you can focus on what matters to him now.

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    #246229 - 10/20/19 05:07 PM Re: School refusal - going with online school [Re: tillamook]
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    Registered: 11/08/14
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    In that vein, I found this book very soothing when it comes to anxieties about "is my child's education serving him for the future." https://www.amazon.com/Rethinking-School-Charge-Childs-Education/dp/0393285960

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