New-school-year jitters are normal for students and parents

While a new school year is bound to create lots of anticipation for Oklahoma students and their parents, it also is likely everyone is a little nervous, too.

The good news is it is normal for both parents and students to experience some anxiety.

“It doesn’t matter if your children are returning to the same school, setting foot in a new one or moving to a new grade level, a few jitters are natural,” said Laura Hubbs-Tait, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension parenting specialist. “Starting a new school year can be exciting as well as stressful for students and their parents.”


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