Welcome to Our Self-Guided Online Course for Parents of Children with School Refusal

Supporting You and Offering Insight and Solutions

Dear parents,

Welcome to the School Refusal Recovery Course.  I know how tough it can be when your child struggles with school refusal. It can be frustrating and stressful, and you might feel like you're at your wit's end. But there's hope and this Course offers you just that.

This self-guided online course is designed specifically for parents and caregivers like you. We'll help you understand the complexities of school refusal, explore proven Psychological strategies which we'll teach you how to apply in your home, and get your child back to school with confidence.  You'll create your own Gradual Exposure Plan (also known as a Transition Plan) and work on your own circumstances throughout the Course, so it's tailored just for you.   Each written Lesson comes with audio and video at the bottom of each page so the whole course caters to all learning styles.

Each Lesson offers practical exercises and activities to help you apply the concepts to your child's specific situation.  The course is designed so that you can work on the strategies each week, put them into practice during that week, and progress through the Lessons as you learn and see real changes in your home.  If you'd like to work faster, that's okay, there's no restrictions, just remember some of these Lessons are quite heavy in Psychological Theory so take lots of breaks.  We'd suggest, one Lesson per day if you'd like to work faster.

A supportive community of parents just like you:

Connect with others who understand what you're going through. Share your experiences, offer support, and find encouragement along the way in both our Forum and our private School Refusal Recovery Facebook group. ❤️

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

Help your child overcome anxieties and fears surrounding school.
Build a strong and supportive relationship with your child.
Increase your child's confidence and self-esteem.
Facilitate your child's gradual return to school and academic success.
Feel empowered as a parent and take care of your own well-being.

So, are you ready to take that first step towards school refusal recovery? Get started today and let's help your child become braver and get them back to school.

Remember, we're here if you need help - you're not alone.


Warm regards,

Dr Lynette

Dr Lynette Maguire

What you'll learn in this course

Here's a list of the modules you'll work through during this course.  We suggest waiting a week between modules as this will give you the opportunity to try the strategies and decide whether they're of value to you and your children.  At the very least the strategies in this course will help create a more harmonious home if used consistently.

    • Lesson 1: Understanding School Refusal: Unpacking Causes & Anticipating Outcomes. Learning about Behavior Change.
    • Lesson 2: Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of School Refusal. The Mental Health Continuum.
    • Lesson 3: Creating a Gradual Exposure Plan for your child
    • Lesson 4: Understanding the Impact of Parental Accommodations on Behavior
    • Lesson 5: Having difficult conversations with your child
    • Lesson 6: Reducing Anxiety, Cognitive Distortions & Moving Forward Together
    • Lesson 7: Standing Strong Against Bullying
    • Lesson 8: Gaming, Addictions and School Refusal
    • Lesson 9: Parenting tips for a more harmonious home.
    • Lesson 10: Navigating the path forward.  Course Survey.


Get Started Today

By purchasing this self-guided online course, you have taken a crucial step towards understanding and supporting your child with school refusal.

The journey may feel overwhelming at times, but remember that you are not alone. Our course is designed to provide you with valuable insights, practical strategies, and expert guidance to help you navigate this challenging situation.  Remember, consistency is the key for its success.

By engaging with the course materials, including informative explanations and discussions, interactive exercises, and case studies, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of school refusal and acquire practical skills to support your child's return to school.

Chat in the forum if you feel you need some support, and don't forget to join our private Facebook group for support, conversation, practical tips and stories from other parents like you.

Remember, progress may take time, but with your commitment and the knowledge gained from this course, you can make a significant impact on your child's school experience.

So, what are you waiting for? Dive into the course now and begin your journey towards supporting your child with school refusal. Take action today and lay the foundation for a brighter future for your child.

We wish you all the best as you embark on this important learning journey!


The School Refusal Recovery Team



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