PARENTAL ISSUES CONTRIBUTING TO SCHOOL REFUSAL: A CASE REPORT
Siti Rohana Abdul Hadi, Aida Harlina Abdul Razak, Ek Zakuan Kalil, Wan Salwina Wan Ismail
Objective: This case report aims to highlight the importance of parental contribution to the school refusal problem. Methods: We report a case of a 9- year old boy who presented with school refusal behavior. Results: There was no psychiatry diagnosis made in this patient. Parental issues such as ineffective and inconsistent parenting and parental marital disharmony contribute significantly to the school refusal behavior. Conclusion: Parents in particular are important team players in the management of school refusal. Parental issues need to be explored and managed accordingly to ensure a good outcomes.