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Take the Scariness Out of School

Teachers in the know say these areas commonly give kids the jitters. Try our soothing tips.
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What Your Child Thinks: "Wow, this place is huge! What if I get lost?"

Calm Those Concerns: Most schools have an orientation; if yours doesn't, call and ask for a tour. Explore fun areas like the library, gym, and art and music rooms. Let your child know that she'll never be walking the hallways alone; a teacher will take her where she has to go.