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


Talk It Over

Most of us are more comfortable in any given situation if we know what to expect. Kids are no different. Talk positively to your kids about school -- and learning in general -- and have detailed conversations about what the school day might be like. Have a little fun with the scenario if it helps.

Most importantly, open a dialogue with your kids about what makes them feel anxious about going back to school. Maybe it's something obvious, such as attending a new school or going to a school with older kids, but the reason(s) may surprise you. If you don't ask, you can't help.