How to help your child overcome back-to-school anxiety

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Wednesday was the first day of school for hundreds of students across the Miami Valley and with every school year, students could be feeling extra anxiety.

Dr. Aaron Block with Premier Physician Network talked with 2 NEWS about how kids can beat the stress and stay calm.

He says students worry just like adults do about things like meeting deadlines and fitting in socially.  

It is important to talk with your kids and let them know that it is okay to be nervous about school. Parents are encouraged to try and find out what specifically about going back to school is making their child anxious.

 “When it comes to getting ready for the school year, help your kids work through their problems. The empty, ‘Oh it’s going to be fine, don’t worry about it’ doesn’t help anybody,” said Dr. Block. “Really figure out what the triggers are, if they’re worried about if they’re going to be able to get to their classroom or are they going to be able to find the bathroom, take them to school and walk through it.”

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