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School Refusal Assessment Scale & Interpretation

If your child has been showing signs of school refusal for a while, you might be ready to contact a mental health professional for help. Accessing this type of support is a good thing, as a mental health professional can conduct a full evaluation of your child’s situation and offer valuable guidance. What Is The […]

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School Refusal Vs. Truancy

Morning after morning, you might fight the same battle with your child. Perhaps the battle involves tears, tantrums, tugs of war, or complaints of physical ills. As a parent, you are exhausted. Getting your child to school in the morning has become surprisingly hard. You watch your child experience physical pain or illness, and your […]

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10 School Refusal Intervention Tactics That Work

Helping your child manage symptoms of school refusal can feel like you’re navigating an impossible mountain range. There are steep passes, confusing turns, and unknown territories. Even though it’s difficult, many parents just like you have successfully helped their own children manage this difficult situation, and they’ve made it out of the wilderness. 10 School […]

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How To Handle Children That Refuse School

If you’ve spent every morning for the last several weeks, trying to convince your panicked, anxiety-ridden child to go to school, only to see them immediately brighten up when they are allowed to stay home, then you might have encountered the term “school refusal” by now. School refusal, a form of extreme anxiety, is caused […]

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How Different Kids Exhibit School Refusal Behavior

Parents whose child displays school refusal behavior likely wishes they’d stumble upon a guidebook, or manual of sorts, to help them better understand and help their children. What is most challenging about this issue is that school refusal behavior presents itself as a confusing set of symptoms. Typically, parents first assume their child is going […]

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

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 […]

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Understanding & Overcoming School Refusal

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 […]

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Are Private School Expenses Tax Deductible?

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 […]

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Is Private School Worth the Cost?

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 […]

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College volunteer helps Center for Autism students reach goals with music therapy

Research shows that making music can create changes in the human brain, especially strengthening connections between the auditory and motor regions. In addition to the potential benefits music can provide a child with autism in speech and academic learning, Villa volunteer Lydia Heitman shows it’s just plain fun! For three summers, Lydia has brought joy […]

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