why is it that kids doesnt want to go to school?

South Korea
March 6, 2008 6:44am CST
im just wondering why my son doesnt want to go to school..i tried to ask him why he doesnt want to go...he just told me that he wants to work ..do you think he is suffering from stress at school or what.,,have you ever experience this to your kids? plz..share
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@avonrep1 (1863)
• United States
18 Mar 08
Have you ever asked yourself if public school is right for him? Have you ever considered homeschooling? I ask these things, because I have three children, who were all having problems and the schools where I was at, wasn't doing anything to protect them, and were leaving them behind educationally. It isn't for everyone, but if you are able, consider homeschooling your child, children should be able to learn in a relaxed enviroment, only you know if you can provide that. Have you ever gone to the school, when he doesn't know you are there and see what goes on at his school? Once I did that, I started to consider homeschooling myself, then my child was hit by another kid, for no reason, and was kicked out of school for it. The school never bothered even to call me and I am always in the schools business, or was, until that day. I gave verbal notification, that I was withdrawling my children and I would have it in writing the following school day. I had already decided before this, I was going to homeschool, but started 5 weeks earlier than I planned. Check out the homeschool section of mylot..
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6 Mar 08
Well you haven't told us how old your son is. I know that I hated school and left school at the age of 15. Some people just do not suit to a classroom enviroment and I would say I definately fell into that category.
• South Korea
6 Mar 08
my son is too young he is only 8 yrs, old..
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6 Mar 08
Oh well in that case I would make an appointment with the school and get to the bottom of this. An year old should be loving school. Do you have any other children at the same school that might tell you what is going on? There are many things that could be wrong but don't start fretting about everything until you have spoken to the teachers. I would telephone them and express your concerns and ask for appointment and that gives them the opportunity to have a think about what could be troubling them. It could be that he is struggling with his learning, he might just be a little bit slower than the rest of the children and need a little help or it could be that there is a bully in his class. The teachers should be able to shed more light on it.
• South Korea
6 Mar 08
thank you
@ellie333 (21029)
6 Mar 08
If your son has previously liked school and has suddenly started not wanting to go I would suggest there is a strong underlying reason behind it, such as bullying, peer pressure of some sort perhaps cos grades may be low, doesn't like a particular teacher, doesn't enjoy a particular lesson or depending on age it could be I just can't be bothered with school would rather be doing other stuff. If he is of an age where he can get part-time work after school or at weekends providing his school work doesn't suffer I'd allow him. Ellie :D
• South Korea
6 Mar 08
i dont think it is because of the teacher coz he said his new teacher was so good..i think someone is bullying him..he is only 8 yrs old. thats why he cant work ..
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@ellie333 (21029)
6 Mar 08
Oh right I did think he was quite young so no work not an option. I would speak to his class teacher and ask if she has noticed anything and also ask if his behaviour at school has changed recently and try to get to the bootom of it. Good Luck. Ellie :D
• United States
18 Mar 09
There are a lot of reasons why someone wouldn't go to school. Right off the bat I could say that I don't want to go to school because I want to sleep in, in the morning, I want to play video games all day, or I'm addicted to MyLot so much that I really don't want to do anything else during the day. Dang, this is a vague question, but I'll do my best. First of all, they might have bullies that pick on them, they might have teachers that are mean, they might have a test that day, or homework they didn't finish. Most kids don't want to go to school because it is boring and they want to stay home and have a lot of fun. But for me, I have a huge test tomorrow and I have no idea why I'm not studying, ok that's it, I'm not going to school tomorrow. Just kidding, I always make school a priority no matter what.