Earlier this morning, I was talking on the WTRV morning show about the stress of "back to school."

Sure, for students the issues are the uncertainty of the new school year. Add to it the issues of clothes, school supplies, getting up early and new routine.

What about for parents? While I am pleased to see my kids get back to school and predictable routine, I also feel that twinge of sadness to see the kids growing up so soon. One son enters the 10th grade. ( I was just in the 10th grade ) Another son enters 8. My precious little girl starts grade 6. Where did the time go.

Then there is the stress of sending your kids to school for the first time. Kindergarten / first grade. Wow, now that was tough. Here is a little help for mom / dad on how to handle that off to school blues.