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Separation anxiety common with children when school starts

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With school starting in just a few days, separation anxiety is something you might see in your children.

It can be a very exciting time when a young child first starts school but it can be a stressful and frightening moment for others.

Separation anxiety is a common condition that occurs in many children during childhood.

"You'll see crying, you might see phone calls home from school on a regular basis where the child's complaining of a stomach ache, headache, they threw up. But then you get them home and everything's good," said Chauntell Lejeun, a licensed therapist.

Children between the ages of six and 12 have significant struggles with separation anxiety.

The number one way to reduce the stress and anxiety is to establish a routine.

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