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MOST PARENTS 'MORE ANXIOUS THAN CHILDREN ON FIRST DAY'The vast majority of parents admit to being anxious about their child starting school, worrying about everything from whether the youngster will make friends to if they will eat a proper lunch, according to a new poll. In total, 71pc of mums and dads say they are, or were, worried about their child going to school, with 54pc saying they would have liked more help in preparing their child for the big step.The survey, carried out for a UK educational group, found that parents are most likely to worry about friendships, with over a third (36pc) saying they were most anxious about their child making friends. This was followed by concerns about their son or daughter getting settled and into a routine (23pc) and bullying (19pc).The poll questioned 519 parents between August 13-14.