Children who are entering school for the first time may experience increased anxiety according to a psychologist from the SIU School of Medicine. Dr. Glen Aylward says children get used to routines and that a major change in those routines could be a major shock to them.
He offers parents a few tips that parents can use to get their children used to going to school in a new setting.
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If the child’s anxiety continues, Dr. Aylward suggests meeting with a school counselor, psychologist or family physician.