Some parents believe their child would never cut classes or ditch school. That naivety can prevent them from having honest discussions with their kids about the consequences of skipping school. A family that values education, shares a love of learning with their children and clearly communicates expectations about school attendance offers a good foundation for kids to choose to stay in school. But, it’s not a guarantee. If your child is skipping school, it’s important to address the problem swiftly and honestly.