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How to Deal With Back to School Anxiety

Anxious feelings are normal and expected during times of transition or change. This is especially true for children and teens going back to school, or for first-timers starting kindergarten. This transition can be stressful and disruptive for the entire family! Your anxious child may cry, have temper tantrums, complain of headaches or stomach pains, and become sullen or irritable. Below are some general strategies parents can use to deal with back-to-school worries:

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Look after the basics

Nobody copes well when they are tired or hungry. Anxious children often forget to eat, don’t feel hungry, and don’t get enough sleep. Provide frequent and nutritious snacks for your child. During this time, you also need to build in regular routines, so that life is more predictable for your child. These routines can involve the morning and bedtime habits, as well as eating schedules.



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