By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — The first day of school is right around the corner. Experts say there are things parents can do now to help address back-to-school anxiety.

Start practicing your school routine to help students and parents adjust. This includes wearing masks and getting to bed on time.

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Get outside, studies show being in nature can be calming for children.

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Think about kid-friendly food choices. Studies show certain foods, like dark chocolate, help produce the hormone serotonin which can boost your mood.

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CBSBoston.com Staff