Back to School tips from PBS Kids

PBS PARENTS Experts Share Tips on Getting Kids and Parents Prepared for the New School Year
Starting the school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears with these teacher-approved hints that will get everyone ready for the big day:

  • Ease into the routine. The start of a new year can be stressful -practice your routine a few days in advance.
  • Ask your child compelling questions. Specific questions help children picture what school will be like.
  • Describe what will happen on the first day. This will help ease nervousness or confusion
  • Tool up. Obtain the class supply list and take a special shopping trip, letting your child pick out a few special items.

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