Today, we're tackling anxiety.

Students across our area are heading back to class soon. Messenger Post's news partner, News10NBC will be giving you 10 things to know before your kids head back to school and we're following a local family -- the McCoys -- to do it.

Today, we're tackling anxiety.

Health experts remind parents they are the ones who know their child the best so they already have a baseline reading to let them know when something is up with a child.

One of the biggest factors leading to stress with students kicking off a new school year is time management. The McCoys say they deal with this issue often.

“If you got a lot of homework say, ‘hey cheerleading coach, I want to take time to do my homework first because I really got to get this project in,'" said Trelawney McCoy, the mother of nine. “I respect that because you're respecting time and you're making time work for you.”

Health experts say that advice is key because it is important to take what you learn from dealing with your child on any given day and apply that to times of change, like the start of the school year.

School start times, peer pressure, balancing sports with homework, and of course, testing can all stress a child out. If you sense something is wrong, speak to your kid and share some of your own life experiences to let them know everyone goes through tough situations. You can also reach out to local counseling services.

At home, you can also cut back on screen time especially late in the afternoon and before bedtime. If your child is in the next room reading with games and the TV turned off, experts say if you do the same everyone benefits.