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How can I get my teenager to go to school

Many teenagers seek independence and may be reluctant or refuse to go to school.

Parents and caregivers continue to have a legal obligation in the teen years to send their child to school every school day, all day.

Some strategies that can assist improve attendance include:

More strategies and information on how to get your teenager to go to school Adobe PDF document863K.

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This page was last reviewed on 06 Sep 2013 at 03:10PM

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