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Going to school

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - School refusal and truancy

School refusal is when a child does not want to go to school, or is afraid to go to school, or refuses to go to school. Often these children will be sick or miserable in the mornings. They want to stay at home rather than go out and do other things.

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Spina Bifida - Transition to School | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Going to school for the first time is an important milestone for all children

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Spinal Cord Injury - Starting School and Spinal Cord Injury | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Going to school for the first time is an important milestone for all children

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Kids' Health - Topics - School - when you don't want to go to school - easy read

Go to school. Often things are not so bad once you get there. Today could be a really great day, so don't miss out!

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Kids' Health - Topics - No school please

This is very sad because in most countries school is compulsory (that means you have to go), and because going to school is important for you to learn and to make friends.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Problems at school

Most kids have days when they don't want to go to school. Some kids just feel like they don't want to go any day.

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School years for a child with autism - Autism Awareness Australia

Where will my child go to school? This is an overwhelming question every parent faces. Here is some tips on choosing a school for a child on the spectrum.

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Diabetes (type 1) and primary school - myVMC

Starting school with type 1 diabetes is challenging for children, parents and teachers. But Tristans experience shows that diabetics can go to school just like other kids.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Aboriginal - ear health - pina pati, pina palya?

The first few years of life are very important for a child's learning. They learn a huge number of words and sentences before they go to school.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Truancy (wagging school)

Everyone has days when they don't feel like going to school. Sometimes they pretend to be sick and mum or dad lets them stay home, but sometimes they make plans to meet up with friends or go somewhere alone for the day.

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