‘School refusal’ is a growing psychological issue. Unbeknownst to me, I suffered from it in my high school days, and the effect it had on my life as an adult should not be ignored.
While I’m less than a week away from leaving primary school forever, I believe I’m ready to take this overwhelming step.
I’ve just survived my first school holidays as a first-time parent. What I’ve learned is that parents are noble creatures. Noble, but very stupid, and very tired. So very tired.
On Tuesday, Scott Morrison will announce yet more funding for mental health programs in schools. However, if Morrison considers this his “key focus”, he’s completely misread the issue.
While the hammer might have judged Brett Kavanaugh innocent, the cluelessness of sex and consent remains. Education starts at school, as it did with me.