I don’t want to go to school!
The dreaded exclamation from our pre-school and school-aged children. An age-old complaint, though one must question whether or not this school resistance and refusal is on the rise. With the implementation of the Common Core curriculum in many of our schools, the enactment of universal academic standards of performance, as well as the invasion of social media on the social development of our children, not all kids can handle this pressure. Many children develop somatic complaints associated with going to school. Common complaints include stomach ache, headache, generalized aches and pains, and/or trouble sleeping. But how do you know whether your child’s complaints are age appropriate or something to genuinely be concerned about?