Preparing for the first day at school? Whether it's the first time ever, a move to a new school or simply getting back into your morning routine again after the long summer holidays, we've got you covered.
From primary school tears (yours) to secondary school jitters (theirs) the been-there-done-that, bought the aertex shirt wisdom of Mumsnetters is here to help.
There's a wealth of great books out there to read with your children on the subject of starting school for the first time. We've gathered Mumsnetters' suggestions for the best ones to help prepare them for their first day.
If school meals aren't for you, then the start of the school year can be an unwelcome return to the drudgery of packed lunch preparation. Here's how to expand your repertoire and avoid lunchbox pitfalls.