For some parents, September is the most wonderful time of year. Others dread sending their kids back to school, and wish they could extend the Summer.


There are many pros and cons to the start of a new school year. While school takes a lot of time off parents' hands, it also puts an end to day trips and family activities that the Summer offered. Homework and studying also tag on more time to kids' days. In some cases, parents need to become more involved with homework and studying than they'd like to be.

Some parents are concerned about the illnesses that comes from their kids being around other children for long parts of the day. Some are just thankful that their children are interacting with other kids after being home all Summer.

How do you feel about sending your kids back to school?