Ditching: What to Do When Your Child Won’t Go To School

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.