Going back to the classroom can be stressful for children and parents each school year.  When children are experiencing new situations, such as beginning school for the first time or entering a new school, it’s normal for them to experience anxiety. Dr. Glen Aylward, clinical psychologist at SIU School of Medicine, says children often have difficulty with the shift in routine.

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To help children adjust to the changes, Aylward advises parents to increase the child’s familiarity with the new situation prior to school starting.

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