Which of the following statements by the parents of a child with
school phobia would indicate the need for further teaching?
A. Â€Weâ€™ll keep him at home until phobia subsides.â€ť B. Â€Weâ€™ll work with his teachers and counselors at school.â€ť C. Â€Weâ€™ll try to encourage him to talk about his problem.â€ť D. Â€Weâ€™ll discuss possible solutions with him and his counselor.â€ť
Â€śweâ€™ll keep him at home until phobia subsides.â€ť-the parents need more teaching if they state that they will keep the child home until the phobia subsides. doing so reinforces the childs feelings of worthlessness and dependency. the child should attend school even during resolution of the problem. allowing the child to verbalize helps the child to ventilate feelings and may help to uncover causes and solutions. collaboration with the teachers and counselors at school may lead to uncovering the cause of the phobia and to the development of solutions. the child should participate and play an active role in developing possible solutions.