What is another word for school refusal?

Pronunciation: [skˈuːl ɹɪfjˈuːsə͡l] (IPA)

School refusal, also known as school phobia or school avoidance, refers to the persistent and excessive fear of going to school. Children who experience school refusal may manifest physical symptoms such as stomachaches, headaches, or nausea, and may cry, tantrum, or refuse to get dressed for school. When parents try to get the child to school, the child might scream, beg, or refuse to leave the house. Some synonyms for school refusal include school anxiety, school avoidance, and school refusal behavior. Other terms that may be used to describe this condition include school-related separation anxiety, school refusal syndrome, and school fear. It is essential to address school refusal promptly and seek professional help if necessary, as it can have significant impacts on a child's academic, social, and emotional development.

Synonyms for School refusal:

What are the hypernyms for School refusal?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    absenteeism, truancy, educational neglect, educational avoidance, educational refusal.

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