Taming the back-to-school jitter monster

August 2017

The first day of school can easily turn the most well-behaved, confident child into a rule-breaking, frightened one. But there are ways to prepare children for the new school year, and Jessica Borelli, associate professor of psychology and social behavior, has some strategies for parents.

First, follow your child's lead when talking about her fears. Then, prep for success by walking through various aspects of the day together and reminding her past successes.

Read more of Borelli's advice.