Back-to-school anxiety? Here's how to help your kid

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While the excitement of something new can outweigh the fear for some children, it can be stressful for others.(PHOTO: Getty Images)
While the excitement of something new can outweigh the fear for some children, it can be stressful for others.(PHOTO: Getty Images)

Some kids look forward to the new school year: a new class, a new teacher and a schoolbag full of new stationery. But all this change can also be terrifying.

Whether it’s your child’s first time going to “big school”, or if they’re switching schools, or maybe they just have to get used to a new grade and a new teacher, anything unfamiliar comes with a fear of the unknown.

And while the excitement of something new can outweigh the fear for some children, it can be stressful for others.

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