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Returning to school is always a mix of emotions. There’s high hopes and excitement for the year alongside that uncomfortable ‘upside-down feeling in your tummy’, as some of our members call it! Back-to-school nerves are common for many children. It’s understandable as there’s a lot of new things to contend with – new routines, new teachers and, for some, a whole new school. We’ve got some back to school advice for parents to help the journey run more smoothly for both you and your child.

Change and the unknown is something that we can all feel uncomfortable with, but there are steps we can take to help. The goal is for every child to breathe easily, hold their head high and return to school with confidence!

Signs of back to school anxiety

When children are nervous about school it can manifest itself in stomach aches. They have the same uncomfortable feelings that we have as adults when beginning something new. Remember how you felt when you started a new job or gave an important presentation to a new group of people?

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