We are officially in back to school season! Let out a cheer parents!
Yes kids can get those back to school blues, but that can really be a case of serious anxiety.
One study of 400 parents found most students feared homework and standardized tests, but social pressures can also affect your child.
One metal health expert says watching and listening is the best way to spot anxiety.
Pummeling your child or teen with questions about their feelings rarely succeeds. Instead, you should offer to help solve the problem
For example, if a child is worried about facing the bully from last year, you can ask the child to make a plan of where to go or what to do if he or she encounters that bully again this year.