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Ep. 133: School Refusal with Eliza Fricker

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This is NOT an episode about how to make your kid go to school. 

What you WILL learn in this episode:

  • What is pathological demand avoidance, or PDA?
  • Schools valuing attendance above all is not helpful
  • You are a good parent even if your kid doesn’t go to school
  • That sometimes, all we have to do is be nice

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Over on my website you can find:
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