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Supportive Boarding Schools - The School Solution

Supportive Boarding Schools – The School Solution

Watching your son or daughter struggle with emotional and/or behavioral challenges can be a painful and upsetting experience. You’ve probably tried discussing it with them, trying out therapeutic methods, and dozens of other options in hopes of helping them. When these yield little to no results in their wellbeing, it can be devastating.

You don’t know what to do now. You may have considered boarding school, but that idea can be very daunting. There are so many options, and it’s a huge decision to make. However, it is important to remember that no matter how difficult it is, you are not alone.

Supportive Boarding Schools Can Help

If your son or daughter is struggling with language-based, social-emotional or other learning disabilities, supportive boarding schools may be the best option for them. Supportive boarding schools differ from therapeutic boarding schools in that they run on a regular school schedule and have normal breaks throughout the year. They do not include family therapy but instead focus a bit more on learning difficulties. Lessons are highly individualized, with modifications being made to account for each student’s specific learning needs.

The unique academic structure of supportive boarding schools can help adolescents who have previously struggled in traditional school settings. The pace of these schools can be rigorous or more laid back, they may be college prep-focused or include more therapeutic aspects, and they are located all over the country. When it comes to choosing which supportive boarding school is right for your son or daughter, no parent should have to do it alone.

The School Solution Places Struggling Students in Supportive Boarding Schools

Owned by therapeutic educational consultant Karen Mabie, The School Solution was created to help struggling adolescents find the educational and/or therapeutic setup that is best for them. Karen works with families whose child (ages 11 to 26) is struggling despite their best efforts at home.

The adolescents that The School Solution works with may be struggling with any number of challenges, including but not limited to:

  • Mental health issues
  • Addiction
  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • More

These issues often get in the way of your child’s education and their ability to learn. When parents contact The School Solution, they may be at the end of their rope, but Karen meets all clients with determination and hope, believing in the success of each adolescent that needs placement.

Karen Mabie, who is a professional Education Consultant and board member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, visits over 60 schools each year in order to evaluate the therapeutic and academic services they offer. She then interviews family members, teachers, and treating professionals to determine the child’s needs and strengths. Her thorough and passionate work has earned her the designation of “Certified Educational Planner,” the highest level of standards in professional educational consulting. Her extensive experience in educational psychology and consulting equip her with the exceptional ability to find the perfect school for each individual student.

Getting Help

Sometimes asking for help is the first step in helping your child. When you allow professionals to step in, the big decisions you are facing become a lot less overwhelming. This can take an immense weight off of you and your family. Supportive boarding schools are designed with your child in mind, and they understand that some students need a different academic approach. This approach can make a huge change in your child’s wellbeing and educational experience. When it comes to finding the right supportive boarding school for your son or daughter, the time is now, and you are not alone.

Don’t second guess whether this is the right choice. Trust your instinct, and contact Karen Mabie with The School Solution, today, to get the process started. Call us at (847) 242-0865 or email at kmabie@theschoolsolution.com.

There is hope. Let The School Solution help you find the answer.

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Karen is a terrific educational consultant and advisor to help our family find options for my challenged teenager.   She has identified key issues, drivers and important resource requirements for my son, with excellent clinical insights.  Karen’s information intake process, reflections and engagement processes helped find options for my son, align disagreeing parents and integrate others…

- Mom of Teenage Son



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