Category Archives: Parental Concerns

How Different Kids Exhibit School Refusal Behavior

Posted on September 25, 2018
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 through “ a difficult phase”, but soon realize they are actually experiencing severe emotional distress. ...Read More

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

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 parents should know that there is a way to gain clarity and help their teens ...Read More

Is Private School Worth the Cost?

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 reached middle school or high school, their parents have likely tried to improve the situation ...Read More

School Refusal Fact Sheet

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 about school refusal. Use this school refusal fact sheet to help you and your child ...Read More

Resources Available For Students And Parents Of Brook Road Academy

Posted on October 19, 2017
A student's education and development shouldn't be restricted to an 8am-3pm timeline, which is why we offer so many different resources and services to supplement our curriculum. The following are just a few of the resources we provide for our students and to the parents of our students alike; resources that can be used to help improve student education, development and their ability to succeed in the future, whether it's ...Read More

Are Private School Expenses Tax Deductible?

Posted on September 29, 2017
Private school tuition can be a bit 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. Unfortunately, writing tuition fees off on your taxes is not one of them since the federal government does not allow you to deduct primary or secondary school expenses on your tax returns. However, there are a number ...Read More

Summer Activities to Supplement School Curriculums

Posted on June 30, 2017
Although students deserve a much-needed break during their summer vacation, there's no reason they can't enjoy their summer and participate in activities that can benefit their school curriculum at the same time. This is especially true for students who may have struggled in certain subjects, have general issues with the learning environment of a school or are looking to develop an interest in something that they want to pursue after ...Read More

Instilling Motivation And Drive In Students To Continue Their Education

Posted on June 19, 2017
Putting your children in the best position to succeed through good education is important. But, it doesn't necessarily mean that they will take advantage of that position. Even the best education in the world won't make much of a difference if your child simply isn't motivated to learn. Motivation is something that a lot of students struggle with - and that a lot of parents struggle to provide. Fortunately, there ...Read More

What To Do When Your Child Is Struggling In School

Posted on April 4, 2017
Every parent dreads hearing that their child is struggling academically. But, the truth is that many kids struggle at some time during their school career. No matter how much you try to help, as a parent, you may feel helpless in the face of falling grades, inappropriate behavior and urgent messages from the teacher. Here are some strategies to help you and your child get through tough academic times. Don’t ...Read More

How To Make Switching Schools Easier

Posted on March 3, 2017
Changing schools is a really big deal for children. Not only is switching schools a big deal to your child consciously, but subconsciously as well. With so many changes going on to them and around them, such a change can have a major impact whether they realize it or not. But, there are ways to make this type of transition a little easier – both for your child and for ...Read More