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Instill confidence to battle back-to-school anxiety

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Monday marks the first day of school for many students in the Valley. It's a time that can be difficult for some children, whether they're going to school for the first time or going to a different school.

A child psychologist said it's important to project confidence into your child, and to prepare them for what lies ahead. "In my opinion, the contact with peers and dealing with new authority figures and each new teacher is helpful to a child's maturity," said licensed psychologist Kenneth Sullivan, Ph.D.

Dr. Sullivan said it is also important to talk to your children about their school day when it's over.

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