Managing back-to-school anxiety: Top advice for parents

(BPT) - Going back to school after enjoying the long, sunny days of summer is a source of angst for many children, especially those who already struggle with anxiety.

“Parents should pay close attention to their children as summer winds down,” says Amy Edgar, APRN, CRNP, FNP-C, founder of the Children’s Integrated Center for Success (CICS), a multidisciplinary treatment center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. “Behavior changes and other indicators of stress are possible clues of their child’s school-related anxiety.”