Topic updated: August 2013

Back to School

Making the First Day Easier

Most children are anxious and excited on the first day of school each year. You can help make the day easier for your youngster by keeping the following guidelines in mind:

In addition to the suggestions listed above, your child may need some extra support if she is starting a new school. Here are some suggestions to make the transition easier.

During the first few weeks at a new school, your child's teacher will probably conduct some informal assessments. You should be able to get some idea of how your child's academic and social adjustments are going at that time.

See more information at the American Academy of Pediatrics site Healthy Children!

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