The Missouri State Teachers Association is encouraging parents to take steps to help reduce their child’s back to school jitters. Spokesperson Todd Fuller says family involvement is key to success. Click to hear Fuller.

Todd Fuller

As the school year approaches, anxiety levels rise in many homes where kids anticipate returning to school with mixed emotions. Studies have shown back to school anxiety isn’t limited to students. Fuller says different family members assume at least partial responsibility and involvement in school preparation. Click to hear Fuller.

Todd Fuller

Fuller says it is important families help students view school and learning in a positive way. The MSTA, based in Columbia, has offices statewide and chapters in each school district. More information is available online at MSTA.org