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August 24, 2013

Local doctor offers tips to make children's transition to school easier

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One of the most important thing a parent or guardian can do for a child before the first day of school is to make sure the child has good night sleep and wakes up early enough to enjoy a good breakfast.

The night before, planning an outfit and packing up the child’s backpack will help fuel anticipation and excitement about the first day of school. In addition, it will alleviate some stress in the morning.

By taking the time to prepare children — physically, emotionally and logistically — parents can do much to ensure that the transition to school is a smooth one. 

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