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THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Back-to-school season can be a time of stress for many kids -- even in the best of times.
But pandemic fears add to the anxiety many kids will experience with the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, according to David FitzGerald, a child and adolescent psychologist at UConn Health in Farmington, Conn.
"COVID-19's continued presence for this year's back-to-school season will bring with it more challenges than ever before," he said in a university news release. "We need to model calm for the kids at all times, and provide as much structure as possible, especially during these unpredictable times."
FitzGerald said parents need to pay close attention to their children's emotional health and well-being, and give them the support they need for a smooth transition back to class.
Here are some tips to help reduce back-to-school and pandemic-associated anxiety, stress and behavior issues:
For more back-to-school safety tips, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
SOURCE: University of Connecticut, news release, Aug. 10, 2020
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