Starting when I get back from X-mas break I'm getting a student with what seems to be school phobia and some separation anxiety. She is coming from next door from a teacher that couldn't take it anymore. The mom may be part of the problem. The mom drops her off at the door every morning (keep in mind this is a 2nd grade) and when the mom tries to leave the little girl runs around the room crying loudly and tries to leave the room. It got to the point where the school let the mom come into the classroom and sit all day with her. She was fine up until special area and then she complained of stomach aches and they would let her skip special area. She won't go into the cafeteria either because her mother says it is "too loud." So she will eat outside with her mother. So basically whatever the mom or the student wants they have been getting so far. They tried slowly making the mom leave the classroom little by little but it didn't work. The mom basically put the blame on the teacher and principal claiming that they are making her child scared. I personally think the mom is making the little girl anxious and enabling her behavior. It got to a point to where the mom was ask to only stay in the room for a short period of time and the mom wouldn't listen and when the mom would finally leave the room she would go and volunteer in the library. The mom wanted the child moved (and so did the teacher) so I am getting her. I told the principal that I don't want the mom dropping her off at the door, eating with the child at school, and no volunteering at the school because I feel that is only making things worse. I really don't know what else to do. I've been trying to do research. Any suggestions?