Is your child experiencing back-to-school anxiety? According to the Brain Balance Achievement Center, there are some ways that you can help make the transition as smooth as possible for your child, helping him or her feel more confident about the start of the new school year. Children with special needs especially can benefit from these tips.

  • Resume your child’s regular sleep and wake schedule.
    Ensure your child is well-rested and ready for the classroom.
  • Tweak your child’s diet and eating schedule.
    Feed school-aged children at a set time that will coincide with their school schedule, and provide lunches like those you send with your child to school to get your child’s digestive system used to the changes to come.
  • Schedule silence.
    Give your child at least 30 minutes of quiet time after school to rest and reset before bombarding your child with commands or questions about the day. Before bed, allow another 30 minutes of quiet time to read or play.
  • Prepare your child for changes.
    Introduce your child to his or her teacher and classroom ahead of time.

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