Beat the Back-to-School Blues
After a long, lazy summer, does any kid want to go back to school? Use these simple tips to make their transition a little easier.
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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.