Category Archives: Parental Concerns

5 Types of Anxiety In Children And Teens

Posted on February 6, 2020
When the Child Mind Institute determined that anxiety disorders are the “most common mental health disorders of childhood and adolescence,” you might have wondered what defines an anxiety disorder. What are the symptoms? How are teens struggling? Because of an anxiety disorder, teens might have difficulty socializing, behave unusually or awkwardly, struggle to learn or lack self-confidence. The damage to their school performance can be severe. Recognizing signs of anxiety ...Read More

Does Your Teen Have Separation Anxiety?

Posted on January 23, 2020
When we think of separation anxiety, we usually think of babies and preschoolers, who struggle to be left with a babysitter or to say goodbye to Mom at school. We think of very small children who cry, throw tantrums and cling to parents’ legs, not wanting to leave what is comfortable and familiar. We don’t often think of teenagers, but teenagers do struggle with separation anxiety. In fact, according to ...Read More

School Refusal Tips for Parents

Posted on November 26, 2019
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 allow your child to remain home, you will discover these so-called symptoms disappear quickly, only ...Read More

2 Common School Transfer Reasons

Posted on July 5, 2019
For most children, their school becomes their entire universe. They make friends in school, they learn and adapt to new people in school, they may even make a few enemies in school. They develop interests too like sports or chess and are able to get a good education in the process. In some cases, the school is not a good fit. It could be any number of factors that create ...Read More

Is Private School Tuition Tax Deductible? [2019]

Posted on May 7, 2019
Private school tuition can be costly, which means that many parents seek out different ways to help them save a bit of money on their children’s primary and secondary school education. One question parents ask is if they can receive federal tax deductions for private school tuition. Discover the answer to this question as well as a number of ways that you can potentially save some money on your children’s ...Read More

Should You Consider A School Refusal Treatment Program For Your Kid?

Posted on December 18, 2018
If you got lost on a dark and windy road, and your GPS didn’t work, you’d probably feel pretty nervous. Which way should you turn? How do you get through this? Now imagine you found a road sign, but it’s in a foreign language. What now? Figuring out how to lead your child through school refusal can feel just like that - confusing and scary. School refusal is often something ...Read More

Understanding & Overcoming School Refusal

Posted on December 9, 2018
So, your child does not want to go to school. To a parent, this may seem like he or she is bored or lazy. However, for many children, it is a condition known as school refusal. If your child is exhibiting school refusal behavior, it is important to understand his or her emotional distress before insisting on going to school. Your child could be fearful of a particular situation or ...Read More

School Refusal Assessment Scale & Interpretation

Posted on December 4, 2018
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 School Refusal Assessment Scale? One tool that a mental health professional might use is the ...Read More

School Refusal Vs. Truancy

Posted on November 28, 2018
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 child might even panic about a class presentation or another group of kids. At the ...Read More

How To Handle Children That Refuse School

Posted on October 10, 2018
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 by a number of factors, including long breaks from school or serious anxiety disorders. Symptoms ...Read More