Parents can help ease back-to-school anxiety

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Most children head back to school with a mix of trepidation and excitement, but for some the anxiety is worse.

For those who suffer a lot of stress in the leadup to school, the next few days are important, says John Walker, a clinical psychologist at the St. Boniface Hospital anxiety disorders clinic.

“About one in 10 children at every grade level are quite anxious about some factor, some about going to school, some about other things,” Walker told the Morning News on Friday.

“If your child is anxious, this five or six days before school starts is a great time to prepare.” More here

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