My Daughter Hates School

 by Chuck Snyder
 co-chaplain for the Seattle Mariners


Dear Chuck
I have a seven-year-old daughter who hates school. From talking to her, it seems that she feels a lot of pressure to get her work done at the same rate of the other children. My husband and I have talked to her and try so very hard to keep her self esteem up, but every morning it is a battle to get her out the door. We have kept all of her school work to show her how she is improving, but this has not helped at all. She has good friends at our church, but not any at school, and complains that the kids at school are mean. Any suggestions? Thank you for your input.

Chuck's Response
Thanks for the note about your daughter hating school. Of course I don't know your financial situation, but I would put her in a Christian school or private school of some kind to see if that helps. It would be worth a bank loan or something to have her like school. If she hates that one too, then there probably is something a little deeper. Be sure and talk to her teacher about the situation too. She might have spotted something. Also she might have the Concrete Random learning style. I am a CR, my son is a CR one of my grandsons is a CR and my DOG is a CR. We do not look at the world like everyone else. Here is a profile of how we are designed. 

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