School refusal

Patient

Q: I have an 8 year old who refuses to go to school i takes me 10 mins to an hour and a half to get him into class , he can get aggressive and tearful, my 5 and 6 year old dont see him doing this to me in the morning , i dont get any useful help or encouragement from the school they just focus on the negative, hes a smart child and hasnt shown any syptoms of adhd, or similar , hes been doing this on and off since the end of nursery but going to junior school hes just got worse and more frequent , i want to help him but have tried everything i can think of, he uses every excuse he can from sickness to pains..please can you help i dont want this to carry on to seniour school too..thanks..

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