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5 tips for parents to help kids with back-to-school anxiety

The first step is being a good listener.

When a new school year feels impossibly frightening to a student, their parents may feel overwhelmed, too. They want to help their child or teen overcome the painful anxiety, but may not know exactly how.

Professor of pediatric psychiatry Marcia Slattery of the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers some specific ways parents and caregivers can help relieve some of the burden their children and teens carry this time of year.

Find out more in the video above.