EAU CLAIRE, Wis (WEAU)--Whether its excitement or nerves, soon your kids may be feeling the flutter of butterflies in their stomach for their first day of school.
Experts say it's normal for your kids to feel a little jittery and excited for school but it’s important that those feelings don’t take over.
UW Extension Family Living Educator Mary Geissler says the transition from elementary school to middle school is often the most nerve wracking for kids.
“Kids biggest fear is things they don't known, am I going to fit in, will I have a friend to sit with at lunch," Geissler said.
She adds parents need to pay attention to how their kids are talking about school.
“If your child is showing almost daily signs of worry and maybe they can verbalize it and are doing it in a negative way. It wouldn't hurt to take them to school and a lot of schools have orientation. Sometimes it goes a long way to meet a teacher or two to cure the fears of the unknown,” Geissler said.
She says another good tip for parents is to tell your kids about your school days.
"It can be reassuring to hear that my mom was just as anxious but she found her way," Geissler said.
Once school starts, Geissler says it’s also important parents ask questions about their kid’s day to let them open up to you.
But she warns not to pry for information from because that might stop your kids from talking all together.