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(p. 129) The Attention-Seeking Elementary School Child 

(p. 129) The Attention-Seeking Elementary School Child
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(p. 129) The Attention-Seeking Elementary School Child
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Christopher A. Kearney

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780197547496.003.0005
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date: 13 April 2021

This chapter provides an overview of attention-seeking elementary schoolchildren who have difficulty attending school due to desires to be with parents at home. The chapter focuses on setting up a regular morning routine; paying attention to appropriate behaviors and ignoring inappropriate behaviors; setting up formal rewards for going to school without behavior problems; setting up formal disincentives for refusing school with behavior problems; changing what parents say to their child and how they say it; handling excessive calls, texts, and questions; dealing with a child who runs away from the school building; and physically bringing a child to school under certain circumstances. The chapter also covers special topics and circumstances that are common to this type of situation.

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