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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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Why Your Teenager Won’t Go To School

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, […]

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School Refusal Tips for Parents

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 […]

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