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Kindergarten Emotional Development

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They have physical reactions to emotions, nervousness and stress.

Kindergarteners who don’t like being at school may feel nauseous and vomit. When nervous or upset, they bite their nails, sniffle, have runny noses and suck their thumbs.

What you should do: Don’t panic. It’s normal for kids to have trouble adjusting to their newest milestone in life. Try to focus on helping your child find comfort and fun activities at school rather than fixing particular nervous habits.

Separation anxiety can affect a child for the first few days of school, and possibly weeks and months. Click here for a helpful article on helping your child deal with separation anxiety.

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