09/12/2012 01:01 pm ET

How Back To School Looks, Around The Globe

As much as I don’t always love back-to-school time, as if I was the child who didn’t want to leave my mommy again, my kids always seem to blossom this time of year.

Their excitement offers evidence that even the smallest of people long for some sort of routine, something to focus their attentions on and challenge their brains with, beyond the confines of home.

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