It's easy to think that separation anxiety is for super-clingy babies, but even your normally cool-as-a-cucumber kid can get unnerved when it comes to starting school. Whether he's heading to a brand new school (hello, Kindergarten!) or just feeling the jitters about the year ahead, these smart tips will help ease any back to school anxiety. Make a Plan Too much change in one fell swoop is overwhelming for anyone, especially a little kid. So instead of rolling out a whole new morning routine -- and then sending him off to a new school to boot -- practice the week before. Post a schedule (with photos or clip art for non-readers) so your child knows exactly what to expect. Empower him to do as much as possible on his own. Those I-can-do-it skills will be appreciated by your kid’s teacher!