My 15 year old daughter has been crying all week and begging me not to make her go to school. She says she is afraid of people and doesn't like it there. She has been having panic attacks and long fits of crying. I am not sure why this is happening. She has always been a very good well adjusted kid and a straight A student. She never wants to leave the house now. When she is forced to go out she normally has a good time but getting her out is a struggle.
I talked to the therapist at her high school yesterday and she said I should take her to a hospital that is about 40 minutes away and have her evaluated. We have an appointment tomorrow.
My daughter says she wants to be home schooled but I worry how that will affect her future. How will colleges look at that. I am afraid if I give in and home school her she will never have a social life and she will miss out on so much. I don't even know how to go about doing home school in order to make it legal and make sure she gets all the requirements. She said she would agree to go a private school but the only private high school in the area has a tuition of almost $7000.
I honestly don't know what to do. I don't know what has gone wrong. She swears nothing traumatic happened at school. I just hope she is not trying to protet me from something awful that happened to her. I know I had some awful things happen to me when I was around her age but I didn't want my mom to be hurt so I didn't tell her about them. Eventually it became too much for me to bear and I broke down and a therapist made me tell my parents what had happened.
I guess I will wait and see what this evaluation has in store, and the outcome of it. Then I guess I will take what ever advice they give me about what to do about school. I am just really scared and really worried.