Academic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was described to me this week by a parent who signed up for our Academic Success Coaching program. It is phrased as “What happens when a child has one learning style and is forced to conform to a rigid, across-the-board school system dictated by a national program.” It goes beyond that even further; parents are fearful of the qualifications of the teachers assigned and entrusted to raise their children, for six to seven hours a day, with enriched skillsets. Their kids’ college careers depend on the teachers assigned to oversee their education and it is traumatic for both the parent and the student should something go wrong. A great teacher can make a difference, a bad teacher can traumatize a student’s life-long potential. So, yes – Academic PTSD is very real.