We often call this time the “End of the Honeymoon Period” in school. Why is this? Well, typically everyone is at their best for the first month or two of school. That is, teachers are patient and have low expectations regarding their students’ behavior and work habits. Parents are on high-alert to make sure their child is doing his or her homework and turning it in on time. Kids are refreshed from a few months off and put their best foot forward.