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How to help your kids deal with back-to-school anxiety

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- Back-to-school anxiety is normal and understandable.

Many kids may feel anxious about going back to school after a long summer break. Others may feel nervous about starting school for the first time. Whichever the case may be, parents can help ease the transition to back to school with these simple strategies.

Here are tips for parents who are dealing with their children's back to school anxiety:

  • Parents must model calmness
  • Help them get organized
  • Help them get familiar
  • Set mini goals
  • Discuss child's worries