School starts back this week and for so many families it's the beginning of a new chapter.
The butterflies in the stomach, the raw newness of an unfamiliar building, the tears on everyone's part, the excitement of making new connections.
But it's not just school children who are making a fresh start - reporter Alexandra Back's also talked to a brand new teacher who's also experiencing school term for the first time.
And she's got sensible tips from an expert on how to manage the first days at school, including taking control of when your kids eat and sleep, to keep them rested and in a better mental state.
Advice we could probably all live by.