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Starting a new school year is an exciting, potentially nerve-wracking time for kids. The way parents manage the first few weeks of classes can make a big difference.
It’s normal for a child to feel nervous about going back to school. New teachers, different routines, maybe even a new school, would make any child edgy. Parents should be sympathetic and reassuring.
Try some of these strategies to help ease their jitters:
Over time, if your child is still struggling with feelings of stress or anxiety, seek help; talk with your child’s physician. There may be a deeper issue.
Explore behavioral health services at Edward-Elmhurst Health.
Jonathan Gibson, MD, is a family practice physician with Edward Medical Group.
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