We know how much our kids value social media. They socialize, vocalize and entertain themselves with all the content and capabilities these platforms contain. What would you think if I told you that getting on a platform like Twitter could be helpful to people dealing with mental illness?
And more specifically to our website’s audience; families with children who have school refusal. Twitter has become part of the social fabric of our planet. Yes, I said it; the planet. You will notice that there are people on every continent who feel like you.
Parents of school refusal kids often feel alone and isolated. And as most of us have experienced, it can be hard for our friends and family to understand. School refusal is an issue all over the world. Countries such as England, Scottland, Japan, Australia, and India have used Twitter to share and seek help. Families in England seem to have a double whammy. They are not only challenged by their child’s school refusal. They are also at risk of being prosecuted and charged with the crime of allowing their child’s truancy.
If you would like to see how you are not alone with your challenges plus find current information and resources, check out Twitter. For school refusal, you can try searching hashtags such as; #schoolrefusal #anxiety,#school and #anxiety together, #schoolanxiety and any other topics you are interested in.
And if you don’t want to miss seeing new ideas, solutions and research regarding school refusal, follow us at @SchoolRefusalUS By Jayne Demsky SchoolRefusalHope.org