School Phobia

Child dreads going to school. May be due to factors at home or at school, with negative emotions translating themselves into HeadacheAbdominal PainNausea and Vomiting, and Fainting. Symptoms usually worse on weekday mornings, better at weekends and during vacations. If there is tension in family, child may feel he or she needs to stay at home to prevent something terrible happening. For a child who feels insecure and lacks self-confidence, home is the safest place to be.

Problems at school can be very real - difficulty with school work, fear of teachers, teasing, bullying, poor relationships with other children - and should not be ignored. Talk to both child and teachers to find cause. Constitutional homeopathic treatment may improve matters.

Specific remedies to be given once a day in morning, weekdays only, for up to 3 weeks

  • Child impulsive, finds it difficult to concentrate, lacks self-confidence, cannot explain why school is so terrifying, worry often accompanied by diarrhoea Argentum nit. 30c
  • Child tired, exhausted, shaky, dreads performing on stage or in front of class Gelsemium 30c
  • Child very apprehensive about a new situation, insecure, tends to show off to compensate, craves sweet things Lycopodium 30c
  • Child hates school toilets, either because they are dirty or because he or she cannot go to toilet with other children nearby Natrum mur. 30c
  • Child mentally sluggish, apprehensive, lacks initiative, poor physical stamina, clumsy, bad at games, hates being laughed at, very fond of eggs Calcarea 30c

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