School refusal can occur when a young person finds it difficult to attend school because they experience emotional distress. Repeated school refusal can negatively impact a young persons’ learning and development. It can affect friendships as well as social standing due to missed opportunities to connect with friends and other students. The longer the issue persists, the more difficult it can be for your young person to get back into the routine of going to school. The good news is that with some strategies and the right support, things can get better for your young person.