Just like blooming flowers tell of spring, there are signs all around that school is just around the corner. While stores fill their shelves with backpacks and binders, it’s hard to ignore that the long days of summer are coming to a close.
Back to school can mean equal parts excitement and stress for many reasons. With schedules, immunizations, and new surroundings, there are plenty of things to be worried about when getting back into the classroom. Answering questions from hygiene and nutrition to habits and health, WebMD asked Jean Grabeel, a registered and certified school nurse, what parents can do to help reduce the anxiety and challenges of starting a new school year. If this time of year has you at all worried, find her suggestions here – after all, back to school doesn’t have to mean back to stress!