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Methodist In The Media

16 Aug

Avoiding tears on the first day of kindergarten

The first day of school, especially kindergarten, can be stressful for both kids and parents. It's emotional to hit this milestone.

Dr. Emily Bendlin is a pediatrician with Methodist Physician's Clinic Hawthorne Court. She says, "separation anxiety with kindergarten is extremely common and the good news, it almost always resolves with time."

She recommends parents be open with their children and get them excited about the experience by taking them school supply shopping, touring the school if possible and answering any questions they may have about the experience.

KMTV's Jennifer Griswold: Avoiding the tears on the first day of kindergarten