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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. Related: 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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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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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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School Refusal Fact Sheet

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 […]

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

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 […]

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How To Choose A Private School In Richmond, VA

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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