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How to Calm the First Day Jitters

I'm hoping that your summer’s been great, and that you and your family are rested, refreshed, and ready to head back to school.
Feeling a bit nervous about your first days?
Kidzworld’s got some tips for you on how to calm those first day back-to-school jitters!
Visualize Your Day It’s easy to be afraid of what’s new, so use your imagination—picture yourself chatting with old friends and acing your first day back! Once you see it in your head, it’ll be easy to make it a reality. Just be confident!
Get a Good Night’s Sleep Did you know your body is more prone to jitters when you haven’t slept enough? Try to get lots of rest the night before your first day—that should help minimize shaky hands and keep you at your best mentally and physically.
Walk to School If you only live a few blocks away, try walking to school! Physical activity is a great way to cut down on stress. Walking to school will help you burn off all that excess energy so you’ll have it together when you walk through that door.
Choose an Anthem Another way to harness all that energy is to transform it into positive feelings. Just how do you channel those jitters? By dancing them out! Before you take off for school—or, if you’re brave, during the walk there—throw your favorite song on your
ipod and have a dance party for one! If you’re not into dancing, just listening to an upbeat song can have a positive effect on your day.
Set Your Alarm Early Being late just adds to stress, so it’s smart to set your alarm early so you have lots of time to get ready. Chat with your family, eat a good breakfast and leave your house with lots of travel time.

Happy First Day of First Grade!  

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