Reducing back to school anxiety for kids
The first day of the school year is just a few days away for many North Florida school districts. While there is excitement for some children and parents, it’s not without its stressful moments too. University of Florida Professor of Education, Dorene Ross, talked with Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Tom Krynski, about ways to help deal with the start of a new school year:
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