Back to school can bring a lot of anxiety for children, especially for kids heading off to school for the first time.

It's up to parents to help.

Child psychologist Dr. Lyn Day says most children are very scared but she says how parents act can make a difference.

"If you're the kind of parent that goes, 'I can't believe my baby's going to school!' Those kids are going 'I don't want to go to school,' but parents that are going 'Oh my gosh, this is so exciting! I loved school. You're going to make so many good friends.  Your teacher's awesome. I can't wait to help you with homework every day.'
and be a partner, kids are going to think this is great. This is like going to play soccer," said Dr. Day.

Dr. Day says parents should stay involved in their child's progress at school both socially and academically.

Find out if they have any concerns or problems because heading off problems early is crucial.