Talk to Your Kids About Their Worries
Each child has her own source of back-to-school butterflies. While one child might be most worried about fitting in and making friends, another might be anxious about taking on the challenges of a new grade. Find out exactly what your child is nervous about and don't dismiss her concerns by saying something like, "Don't worry" and "You'll be fine." Instead, help her think through how she can overcome what's worrying her, and make sure she knows that you, her teacher and the school counselor will be there to help.