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Amy Jacobson

With over 3.8 million children enrolled in schools in Australia, alarm clocks will be ringing, and stress levels will rise as we commence the ‘return to school frenzy’ in many households. The start of the new school year brings anticipation for some and fear and anxiety for other kids, including many parents. Whether it’s the phenomenon of ‘school refusal’, which affects 1-5% of school aged children, or that 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 10 primary school students reported feeling unsafe at school, either way, the pressure on kids, parents and teachers to feel adequate and make it through the first day can set the scene for the year to come. Human Behaviour Expert, Amy Jacobson, has five tips to conquering back to school fears.