Sunday 26 February 2017

Stop whining about 'back-to-school blues' and be thankful for the education we enjoy

Miriam Donohoe

Miriam Donohoe

'It’s a shame the new school term has been hijacked by consumerism and experts and isn’t a more positive time'
'It’s a shame the new school term has been hijacked by consumerism and experts and isn’t a more positive time'

Spare a thought this week for the thousands of hassled parents whose stress levels have shot sky-high as the chaotic back-to-school season gets into full swing.

Behind the thousands of excited, fresh-faced kids in newly minted uniforms skipping their way into schoolyards are groaning mothers and fathers, feeling depressed about the end of the summer and thoughts of the long winter ahead.

You can actually feel the change in the national mood as parents face into juggling work with school drops and pick-ups, child-minding schedules and the multitude of sports and extra curricular activities.

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