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Problem of a child not willing to attend school - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi its a query for a child psychologist
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. here
Doctor :   I am a General Practioner and I believe I can help you with my expertise
User :   my son was very happy going to school till a week back . now he does not want to go to the school and try to find every excuse possible
Doctor :   If required, I shall refer you to the appropriate specialist
User :   he is 6 yrs of age
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was this after a vacation?
User :   for the last 2 days , i am actually leaving him to school crying
Doctor :   Ok
User :   he had to go to school after 5- 6 days . which included 2 days of him being not well , 2 days of vacation and 2 days ( sat & Sun )
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was he fine before that?
User :   yes, used to love going to school
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What was his health problem?
User :   not much , cough and cold
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Now, the possiblility is that
Doctor :   he might have got that cold and cough
Doctor :   as an escape phenomenon
Doctor :   like missing school
User :   i do not think so , as i said he used to love going to school
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   But that would have started
Doctor :   at that point of time
Doctor :   because of some problem at school
Doctor :   like with a classmate, teacher or any other person as such
User :   may be but i keep asking him and he replies " i dont know the problem "
Doctor :   Yes, he shall not be able to say it
Doctor :   it gets entered into him
User :   his school / teacher are doing an excellent job
Doctor :   unknowingly
User :   i understand
User :   what do I do to get him to normal
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I shall explain
Doctor :   First talk to him
Doctor :   why he does not want to attend school?
Doctor :   like it sometimes happens to do so after a vacation
User :   he says that he does not know
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   ask him, till when he wants to stay at home?
Doctor :   Take him outside
Doctor :   Offer him something, telling he can get it if he attends school
Doctor :   Keep observing him closely
Doctor :   Speak to his friends/classmates
User :   i am doing all of that but not helping .
Doctor :   Ok
User :   had to get him back from school on monday and tuesday cause he kept crying in school
Doctor :   Ok
User :   school called me to take him back
Doctor :   What did his friends say?
User :   they do not know anything
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   fine
Doctor :   all are kids
Doctor :   there should not be a problem
Doctor :   a fight with a friend
Doctor :   a warning from the teacher
Doctor :   toilet problems
Doctor :   someone making fun of him
Doctor :   change of class teacher
Doctor :   these are some of the possibilities
Doctor :   one more is something more attractive at home
User :   it may be all of the above
Doctor :   Have you thought on all these lines?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   change of class teacher , toilet related and eagirness to watch TV at home may be some of the problems
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Watching TV
Doctor :   you can mend it
Doctor :   at home
Doctor :   just specifying sometime for that
Doctor :   a slight control
Doctor :   toilet related, you might have observed it
Doctor :   at home
Doctor :   and after returning from school
User :   he is fine after returning from school but keeps saying it the rest of the day that he will not go to school the next day
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Class teacher change, he shall need some time
Doctor :   atleast 2 weeks
Doctor :   Speak to his teacher as well
User :   but clas teacher change happened 3 weeks back and the first 2 weeks were all ok
Doctor :   and the next step would be to take him to a child psychiatrist
User :   spoke to his teacher / head mistress / principle
Doctor :   It is mainly teacher
User :   i believe they all are doing a great job at school
Doctor :   Yes, but he should be given special attention
User :   special attention from whom ???
Doctor :   observation
Doctor :   teacher
Doctor :   like complimenting him
Doctor :   rather that attention should not be like pressurizing
User :   doc this is not helping me
User :   can u direct page to child psychologist
Doctor :   We do not have live chat with child psychologist facility
Doctor :   We are General Practitioners here to take the live chat
User :   than what do i do , wud u suggest someone
Doctor :   And you should take him personally to a child Psychiatrist rather
Doctor :   You can as well speak to our Psychiatrist
Doctor :   on phone or get answers via mail
Doctor :   I shall give you his link
User :   give me his no instead
Doctor :
Doctor :   You can follow this link
User :   no ??
Doctor :   Sorry
Doctor :   We cannot provide nos. of specialists
User :   ok , thanks
Doctor :   it is through this platform, where you can get a call from him instead
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.

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