Most parents have the same impulse when their children experience anxieties about school. They want to solve the problem immediately to ease the suffering. Listening to your child, acknowledging the problem and offering possible solutions is an excellent way to handle the situation. Here are a few tips to keep in mind: Be aware that all children feel anxiety about school. While knowing this won't lessen your child's anxiety, it may help with yours. Keep the lines of communication open because you want to be the first to know of a situation that is bothering your child. To get the conversation started, ask your child to name two things he worries about the most at school. Then share with him the two things you worried about most when you were his age. Also explain how you overcame these anxieties. Reinforce your child's ability to cope. Give her a few strategies to manage the situation on her own, but also encourage her to tell you if the problem persists or worsens. Volunteer in the classroom. Being in the classroom is an excellent way to develop a rapport with your child's teacher and classmates. You'll see firsthand how the class functions, and you may determine additional ways your child can cope with his anxiety. Volunteering at school also helps your child understand that home and school are closely linked and that you are behind him 100 percent in both places. Resist the urge to fix the problem. Yes, there are times when you must step in to fix a problem, but there are also times when your child must solve the problem on her own. This will help her cope with similar issues in middle school and high school. Know when to get help. Every child experiences school anxiety at some point. However, there are signals that mean it's time to get help, such as changes in your child's behavior, eating or sleeping habits. Talk to your child's teacher and the school psychologist first because they have dealt with these issues before.