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Wrangling School Refusal: Practical and Playful Tips for Overwhelmed Parents




Welcome, weary parents, to the grand spectacle of school refusal! It's the rollercoaster ride you never signed up for, complete with tantrums, tears, and the occasional theatrical performance worthy of an Oscar. But fear not, for in this chaotic circus, I bring you a survival guide infused with humour and relatability. So grab your popcorn, and let's dive into the hilarity that is the School Refusal Rodeo!

The Morning Madness Meltdown: Picture this: your child morphs into a human-sized sloth every morning, clinging to their bed like it's the last lifeboat on the Titanic. Cue the battle cry "I don't wanna go to school!" as you navigate the treacherous waters of the morning routine. Embrace the chaos, and remember to pack your sense of humour alongside those lunchboxes.


The Breakfast Boogie Breakdown: Ah, breakfast – the battleground where picky eaters reign supreme and cereal becomes a weapon of mass destruction. Turn mealtime mayhem into a culinary adventure! Experiment with breakfast burritos, pancake art, or my personal favourite, the fruit salad fiesta. Who knew breakfast could be so entertaining?


The Backpack Blues: Ever played a game of hide-and-seek with a backpack? Welcome to the Backpack Blues, where elusive school supplies vanish into the abyss, only to reappear at the most inconvenient moments. Take a cue from Sherlock Holmes and turn backpack packing into a thrilling mystery-solving extravaganza. Elementary, my dear Watson!


The Homework Hysteria: Homework: the ultimate nemesis of bedtime bliss. Instead of engaging in a battle of wills, transform homework time into a game show extravaganza! Introducing "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" starring you, your child, and a whiteboard full of math problems. Cue the dramatic music and let the hilarity ensue!


The Bedtime Bonanza: Just when you thought the day was over, the Bedtime Bonanza begins. Embrace the bedtime battle with open arms and a sprinkle of humour. Turn bedtime stories into improvised tales of daring adventures and epic quests. Who needs sleep when you have storytelling prowess?


The Parental Pep Talk: Amidst the chaos and comedic moments, don't forget to give yourself a well-deserved parental pep talk. You're a superhero in pyjamas, a master of multitasking, and a connoisseur of chaos. Remember, laughter is the best medicine, especially when faced with the wild ride of school refusal shenanigans!

So there you have it, fellow parents – a comedic roadmap to navigate the School Refusal Rodeo with grace, humour, and a touch of insanity. Embrace the chaos, cherish the laughter, and remember that you're not alone in this hilarious journey called parenthood. Saddle up, hold on tight, and let the School Refusal Rodeo begin!


And remember, if you find yourself needing further support or guidance in tackling school refusal, we're here to help. We offer individual counselling for both children and parents, providing a safe space to explore underlying issues and develop effective strategies for overcoming school refusal. Don't hesitate to reach out – together, we can turn the school refusal rodeo into a distant memory and pave the way for a brighter, more confident future for you and your family.

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