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First-Day Jitters: 5 Coping Tactics Parents Can Teach Their Kids

Start your kid's school year off on the right foot by teaching them how to cope with the first day jitters.

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The first day of school for some kids (and parents) can be exciting but can sometimes bring with it tears, dread and even stomach aches and sleep problems. Where will they fit in? Learning coping strategies -- behavioral and cognitive methods for dealing with or reducing the anxiety of a stressful situation -- is key, not only through the school years but for becoming well-adjusted adults as well.

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