First day at school - cope with the back to school jitters
It's an emotional time of the year for everyone; your child's first day at school, whether créche, primary or secondary school is a big occasion.
Children's lives are full of first times, each one marking a new stage and a little step towards independence but the first day at school can be a particularly scary one.
So what's the best way to help your children embark upon this new stage in life and give them the space to grow on their own at the same time?
As well as all of this is can be hard as a parent to let go, no-one wants to be the mother or father blubbing at the school gates!
So for all those back to school jitters, follow our advice to help the crucial days ahead run as smoothly as possible.