Helping Kids Overcome School Anxiety

Back-to-school is here and emotions are running high. Parents are either thrilled to be sending the kids on their way or worried about how their kiddos will handle new classrooms or new schools—and sometimes these feelings go hand-in-hand.

Parents aren't the only ones struggling with nervous and excited feelings. When children change schools or start kindergarten, fear of the unknown is a main concern. Parents are tasked with easing those concerns without projecting their own worries onto their young scholars. Without making too big a deal about the big day—which may only make kids more nervous—there are a few ways to help kids who are anxious about school.

About the Author

Amy Flory

Amy Flory has been featured on multiple parenting sites, was named one of Mashable’s 17 Funny Moms on Twitter in 2013, and one of Parenting’s 10 Twitter Handles to Follow in 2015. She is a contributor to the New York Times Bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series, and the wildly popular Big Book of Parenting Tweets series. Amy can be found laughing at the absurdity of parenting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, sharing her famous Crock Pot Thursday recipes on Pinterest, and writing embarrassing stories about her family and herself at FunnyIsFamily.com.

Amy Flory has been featured on multiple parenting sites, was named one of Mashable’s 17 Funny Moms on Twitter in 2013, and one of Parenting’s 10 Twitter Handles to Follow in 2015. She is a contributor to the New York Times Bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series, and the wildly popular Big Book of Parenting Tweets series. Amy can be found laughing at the absurdity of parenting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, sharing her famous Crock Pot Thursday recipes on Pinterest, and writing embarrassing stories about her family and herself at FunnyIsFamily.com.

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