But before you embrace a little freedom, it's worth it to start thinking of a few simple things you can do to help your kids start things off on the right foot.
Starting school again is a big transition: a new teacher, new classroom, and new expectations.
And like all transitions, your child will make the leap from carefree hobo to earnest student a bit easier if you take the time to prepare the way:
Get Back Into the Flow of Things
You don't have to start the first day of school with tired, cranky kids rushing around to get their things together at the last minute. Avoid the arguments and the wear and tear by reading this post on how to get your child ready for school painlessly.
Is your child always digging around trying to find their homework notebook, or a special assignment? This post on helping your child organize their school stuff has plenty of practical advice on helping your child organize their notebooks, use a homework planner, and more.
What NOT to Tell Your Child's Teacher On the First Day of School
Your child takes Ritalin...is a homebody...is a creative soul at heart...
It's not uncommon for parents to feel a need to share information they feel is critical to their child's success in school. Read this article to find out exactly what you absolutely shouldn't share with your child's teacher on the first day of school... or else.