A phobia is different from fear is a normal part of child development or fear qualifying family conflict. The phobia of school is an example of excessive fear, which can cause years of refusal polaženja to school.
The child can directly refuse to go to school or to appeal the abdominal pain, nausea or other symptoms, only to be left at home.
Overreaction child can be conditioned by strictness or reproach teachers, who feared a delicate child. In the age of 10-14 years of school phobia can lead to serious psychological problems.
Psychologists agree that school phobia or refusal to school, covering a whole range of different problema.Pojedini patients suffer from so-called "anxiety due to separation" because they have to be separated from their parents at the entrance to the school, while the reactions of those who are at identical and phobias If the parents are present at the school.
According to Nigel Blejga, some children suffer from social phobia when to read aloud or ask to go to the toilet, some that are more absent from school due to illness "fall out" of the routines, while others trigger a change in schools, the loss of friends or disturbing experience. Absence from school leads to even bigger problems: children falling behind in school work, starhuju what will their comrades say, and if they are told not to be in school all the symptoms stop, he adds.
The younger a child with a phobia of school should be returned as soon as possible to school due to delay in acquisition of content. If the phobia is so pronounced that prevents the child's activities and if the child does not respond favorably to the usual encouraging, it is necessary to counseling psychologist or psychiatrist. Some children recover quickly from a phobia towards school, but later develop a real and serious disturbance. In older children should not hurry to return to school, but must first assess their state of mind (mental status).
The usual children's fears
Fear of the dark, monsters, bugs and spiders are common in the age of 3-4 years old. Fear of injury and death is more common in older children. Scary stories, movies and TV shows often seem disturbing and can exacerbate fear. Words spoken in anger parents preschool children experience verbatim.
Shy children react to new situations with fear or pulling.
The child needs comforting explanations that monsters do not exist, that spiders are harmless or that TV shows do not represent reality. If parents say disturbing statements in anger, they need to explain to children and alleviate fears. Shy child to help in a way that is gradually exposed to a stressful situation without pressure and with their support.