While a lot of parents are breathing a sigh of relief that kids are about to aboard the school bus back to the classroom, many find this a particularly challenging time.
For a start there is the financial burden. Back to school supplies, backpacks and new outfits are just the beginning. There will be new clubs to join, activities and various sports teams that children will want to be part of all of which not only cost significant amounts in dues, but also cost even greater amounts to outfit.
At the same time children can be feeling nervous about starting a new school, making new friends or achieving high enough levels to get into future schools.
The mix of the two can make for a potentially stressful time for families. Here are some tips to get through the back to school blues.