How to prepare students entering kindergarten for first day of school 

CHARLOTTE — Going back to school can be stressful for the entire family, especially for kindergarteners heading to class for the first time.

Channel 9′s Deneige Broom spoke with a clinical social worker about how students and parents can emotionally prepare.

Jenica Cannella said she spent several years as an elementary school teacher. Now she is a clinical worker with South Charlotte Family Counseling and knows firsthand how difficult first days can be.

“I think a lot of it is fear of the unknown. It’s scary. You’re going into kindergarten. It’s a big school, all the kids are bigger,” Cannella explained.

>> Cannella offers tips on how parents can prepare themselves, as well as their kids, in the video at the top of the page.

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