Easing kids’ fears important as school year approaches

Many students may be feeling nervous about returning to the classroom in person after a year of remote learning. However, experts say there are things you can do to help ease those fears.

A pediatric psychologist with the Cleveland Clinic says it is perfectly normal for a child to feel nervous. Just make sure to offer them reassurance and remind them that other kids are going through the same changes.

You could also help them get used to socializing again, so they know it is okay to be around other people.

If they ask you about vaccines or wearing masks, make sure your explanations are simple and to the point.

Experts say you may want to talk to a medical professional if your child keeps on looking for reasons why they can’t go to school.