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Anita Robinson: It's not just the children who shed tears on the first day of new term

Over the next four weeks, in tribute to our late and much-loved columnist, Anita Robinson, we will publish some of her classic columns from The Irish News archives. Today's article first appeared in September 2002...

For the teacher, the harrowing part of the first day at school is not the snivelling infants, but their mothers
FOR the young child, it's not the first day of school that's the traumatic one - it's the realisation on the second day that this is an ongoing pattern for the foreseeable future. A life s[...]

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