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How to Stop Truancy: 60 Tips for Parents

Missing school weakens your child’s confidence in his or her ability to do schoolwork.  It also reduces the chances that he or she will reach his or her goals, will successfully move to the next grade, or graduate. 

But, schoolwork is not the only thing that is affected by missing school.  Children who frequently miss school are more likely to use drugs and to be involved in unlawful activity.  Research shows that children who miss school are often involved in daytime crimes such as auto theft, burglary, vandalism, shoplifting, graffiti and serious assault.  They also become victims of crimes, themselves.  But, parents and guardians can play an important role in keeping kids in the classroom.

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