What Is School Phobia? – Symptoms & Treatments [Guide]

Brook Road Academy, posted on September 14, 2018

Parents of preschoolers might expect their children to feel scared about going to school, but parents of teenagers would probably be surprised to see their teens battle similar fears. Yet, many teens have chronic anxiety about going to school, which can create a difficult and confusing struggle for both the teen and their parents. But […]

Understanding & Overcoming School Refusal

Brook Road Academy, posted on August 31, 2018

So, your child does not want to go to school. To a parent, this may seem like he or she is bored, or simply being lazy. However, for many children, it is a condition known as school refusal. If your child is exhibiting these signs, it is important to understand their emotional distress before insisting […]

Are Private School Expenses Tax Deductible?

Brook Road Academy, posted on July 18, 2018

To pay a private school tuition, most parents don’t have the luxury of setting up automatic payments and forgetting about it. For most, affording the cost involves several years of diligent planning and saving. Some have set aside savings from the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit to put toward private school tuition, and many […]

Is Private School Worth the Cost?

Brook Road Academy, posted on July 16, 2018

When parents contemplate private school education for their children, it’s often the result of one or two primary factors: Their child has a unique quality or talent that needs to be nurtured in the right environment, or Their child’s current school environment is negatively impacting his or her learning experience. By the time children have […]

Why Your Teenager Won’t Go To School

Brook Road Academy, posted on July 5, 2018

Many teenagers face anxiety or fears regarding school, ranging from stress over a big test to worries that their crush will turn down their dance invitation. For some, however, these anxious and stressful feelings are serious enough to lead the teen to repeatedly miss school. The habit of avoiding school because the experience is stressful, […]

School Refusal Tips for Parents

Brook Road Academy, posted on June 26, 2018

If your child is experiencing anxiety going to school, believe it or not, it’s more common than you think. In most cases, symptoms of school refusal include a child that complains of physical symptoms right before it is time to go to school or a child that is constantly visiting the school nurse. If you […]

School Refusal Fact Sheet

Brook Road Academy, posted on May 22, 2018

According to the ADAA, as many as five in 100 school-age children refuse to attend school. What happens when that child is yours? School refusal can happen for a variety of reasons and presents challenges for both you and your child. Since school participation is important for your child, it’s necessary to understand the facts […]

Ways To Afford Private School On A Budget

Brook Road Academy, posted on May 17, 2018

Private school tuition can be expensive, especially for families that are on a budget. However, a private school education is generally well worth the cost when you think of it as an investment in your child. While this may make it easier to accept the cost, figuring out how to actually afford tuition payments on […]

One family, two generations, unlimited potential with Brook Road Academy

Brook Road Academy, posted on April 19, 2018

The academic and social pressures of high school can overwhelm any student. For ninth grader Mason, those pressures compounded when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Surgery was a success, but left Mason having to re-learn some speech and motor skills. His confidence was lost and school became a major source of anxiety. Just […]

How To Choose A Private School In Richmond, VA

Brook Road Academy, posted on February 16, 2018

Choosing the right private school for your child can be a difficult decision. The Richmond area offers a number of private school options, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. 5 Factors For Comparing Private School Options You have many factors to weigh when determining which school best addresses your educational concerns and fits your […]

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