How to deal with back to school anxiety

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) The start of a new school year can be stressful for students. They may have some anxiety about making friends or who their teacher will be. It can be a hard time for parents, too, especially if their child is starting kindergarten or a new school. The experts at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services have tips for parents on how to deal with back to school jitters.

Back to School Tips

  • Get your kids used to a school bedtime schedule
  • Give your kids dates for upcoming school events
  • Ask your kids if they have questions
  • Contact teachers for your kids
  • Share with teachers and ask for support

You’re your child’s advocate!

  • Research the school
  • Share information with teachers
  • Look for opportunities to get involved in school
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