Back-to-School Anxiety in Kids

By The Understood Team
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Starting a new school year can make kids nervous, even anxious. That anxiety can show up in lots of ways—from feeling sick, to lashing out, to refusing to go to school altogether. So how can you ease back-to-school anxiety? Just noticing and acknowledging how your child is feeling is an important first step.

Find out what back-to-school anxiety can look like. And explore back-to-school tips to make the transition smoother for your child—and for you.

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The Understood Team 

is made up of passionate writers, editors, and community moderators. Many of them learn and think differently, or have kids who do.

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