Starting kindergarten can be an exciting but anxiety provoking time for both children and parents. For me, as my oldest daughter prepares to start kindergarten this year, it’s bittersweet. How can it have been over five years ago when she was born, and how can this day have come so soon?! Like it or not, no matter what our children have done up until now – whether they’ve been home with a parent, or in full or part-time preschool – they are about to embark on a major milestone which begins the start of their academic lives. There’s no turning back now!