The back-to-school season is back, which means moms and dads are running around to get their kids all the supplies, clothes, and other things the little ones will need when they return to classes.

Long shopping lists and little time mean this period can get quite hectic, so many turn to humor to get through it without losing their mind.

Interested in how they're doing, we at Bored Panda put together a list of the honest back-to-school tweets that parents shared on the internet. So continue scrolling and check out the good, the bad, and the hilariously frustrating moments they describe!

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Pork_Chop_Hair Report

Ranger Kanootsen
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ohhhh I feel that. When I first went to middle school I was distraught. I still miss going down the slide... :(

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Unfortunately for parents, inflation is still in full swing. A 2022 survey conducted by Deloitte found that 57% of back-to-school shoppers are concerned about an increase in spending. It's a daunting task navigating the shopping landscape to get the prices on the best tools for our little students. But if you're on the lookout for deals while shopping Amazon, then a browser extension can make your life a lot easier.

CamelCamelCamel or the Camelizer, for instance, is a helpful price tracker that helps you find deals to find deals. It monitors millions of products across Amazon to determine when they're on sale. The site also tracks the price of a product across several months and years, allowing you to decide for yourself whether a particular price is a deal or not. 

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Chich
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ha! Guess I'm going to the hardware store this week and asking the clerk to help me find a new butt hole :)

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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The fire leprechaun told me to give my lunch to him but he didn't like it

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On the other hand, if you're shopping in person, there are a few options when looking for school supplies.

If you’re prepping for the entire school year or purchasing for multiple kids, buying in bulk at a wholesale chain such as Costco or Sam’s Club can save you money. And if you don't need specialized items, then budget stores such as Dollar Tree will meet all your school supply needs without costing you a ton.

Wherever you shop, remember to talk to your student beforehand so you don't buy something they don't really need.

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Annemarie Mattheyse
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Conversation after Day 2 of Pre-K: Me: Did you play with any friends? 4: ALL OF THEM. Our little extrovert is IN HIS ELEMENT.

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Duesvolent90
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So get used to hating your obligations for the rest of your life. HAVE A GREAT DAY AT SCHOOL THOUGH!

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According to Monica Vermani, a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma, stress, mood and anxiety disorders, September is a mixed bag of challenges and emotions.

"For young people leaving their homes for the first time to continue their education, for parents dealing with empty nest syndrome, and for school-age children coping with entering a new school or dealing with anxiety upon returning to school, there are a lot of challenges that come with the sudden arrival of September," she wrote.

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TimeyStuff 1,200
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

110 unread school emails if some of it was sent to the child's email. (and 100+ unread texts) Aka; im that child with 110+ unread emails

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Pumpkin Spice
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I make an itemized list and then dig through last year's leftover supplies. Anything I can't find, I buy at Target. Three pages? Sheesh.

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"For young children—especially children starting school for the first time, kids who are going to a new school due to a family move, and children with a learning difference—that first day of school can be overwhelming," Vermani noted.

"Young children may struggle with separation anxiety. Your child, at any age, even if they are not normally anxious, can struggle with back-to-school anxiety. They may worry about feeling disliked, standing out for wearing the wrong clothes, and being unable to perform academically."

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IamMe
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How to train your daughter to be a mean girl.

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Trillian
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me: That sounds nice, but what did you do in class? Firstgrader: *shrugs* don't remember

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Teens entering middle school and high school also feel uneasy during this time.

"Your middle school student may feel anxious about new settings, dealing with heavier workloads, and the practical aspects of a larger school, along with the increasing social pressures of becoming a teen. Your high schooler, along with mounting pressures on academic performance and increasing expectations, may be experiencing social anxiety—an aftereffect of the global pandemic."

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charli
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i'm sorry? 8 hours of school at 9 years old??

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The psychologist said it's up to the parents to model calmness, self-confidence, and self-esteem.

"We should provide our children with the basics—lunches, comfortable clothing, and the tools they need for school—and assure them that they are capable of thriving."

"Begin to instill in them the belief in themselves and their ability to cope with life’s challenges. Explain that if they are worried about their ability to handle schoolwork, their worries are completely normal, and you are there to help and support them, as are the teachers and staff at their school," Vermani continued.

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Amanda Rose
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Those are worse than the back to school dreams. You know, the ones that have you waking up in a cold sweat because you've forgotten your locker combination?

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Parents should listen to their kids' concerns and encourage them to examine their fears.

"How likely is it that their teachers and family will abandon them if they are struggling and not help them with their schoolwork? How likely is it that everyone will dislike them? By teaching them to challenge their fears, you are empowering them with the ability to think critically and logically about the likelihood of their imagined worst-case scenarios actually happening—a valuable lesson that will last a lifetime!"

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Trillian
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And no you are NOT GOING in your *insert animal* costume!!!

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Firstname Lastname
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

On the bright side, nobody is there to make comments during the waddle of doom.

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Josurf
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You don't have to... but just don't get out of the car after dropping them at school.

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RJS
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Plus app notifications. And app notifications to go to webpages to get a Google doc link to read 3 sentences

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Emily M
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Coming at you from the teacher side-- the OFFICE may have all your info already but I sure don't.

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Key Lime
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My kid on first day of preschool. His friend was already there so they started playing together. I hover. The kids looked at each other and shrugged. Friend turns to me and says " You can go now."

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Down With Agent Hedgehog!
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aaand my go next: they forgot it at home. They didn’t even bring it in the first place.

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Autistic apricot
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, you don’t want your kid to have bad chips. (I’m Scottish and it felt strange saying chips instead of crisps, why is English so odd?)

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Chris berkley
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lol I still wake up in the middle of the night after a weird school dream, in my head I'm like o c**p I have that test tomorrow....3 second later my brain: you are grown, take your butt back to bed lol

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Mirt
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember the first day my youngest started K. All the other moms were crying at the bus stop and I was already skipping home excited to go back to sleep for the first time in like 5 years

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Well-Dressed Wolf
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember getting a PB&J sandwich (every single day; never got tired of em), a tiny bag of random chips from those Costco-esque “giant variety box of tiny chip bags”, a can of soda (my mom drank a lot of black cherry Shasta so she’d just huck a can in my lunch), and a bag of whatever random raw veggies my mom felt like adding. All in a paper sack. This was in the 80s/early 90s. Ahh, those were the good days. I was the envy of the entire seagull-poop-encrusted lunch table because I got a SODA with my lunch.

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