It's entering the last week of August, and parents everywhere are counting down summer vacation.
Stores are advertising back-to-school sales on everything from clothing and sneakers to pencils and backpacks. There's so much to do to get ready for school.
Parents have to make sure their children have all items on their supply list and new clothes if they've outgrown their old ones. Of course, there's always making sure they are in the right frame of mind to make the transition from summer vacation mindset to be ready to work hard at school.
So, when do you start preparing for back-to-school? Are you shopping the sales now, or waiting for last-minute bargains?
Tell us in the comments below.