I grew up in literal hell and though I (somehow) excelled in school as Top 10%, Merit Scholar, National Honors Society and all that nonsense — I hated it. Due to home traumas I was a 40 year old in a child’s body. Too aware. Too stimulated. So I absolutely hated school. Loved learning, but hated the process and construct.
Here’s the great thing though: my mom recognized when I needed a day off. She never fought me on wanting to miss, and she covered for me when I had way too many sick days. Parents, learn your children and have a heart. If you’re struggling in life, know that as children, they’re probably struggling worse because unlike adults, they have zero control over their circumstance.
And even if it SEEMS like life is okay and they “should” be fine, there’s still mental health issues, bullying, learning disorders, social anxieties, etc that could be affecting them.
My point is, the world doesn’t end because kids miss school, no matter what lie administrators may tell. Kids and teens are human beings. And they need a break sometimes. Pay attention.