Any parent who's sent her child off to his or her first day of kindergarten has likely shed the requisite tears — how do they grow up so quickly? In addition to the emotional toll of saying good-bye to your "big kid," there's also the pressure put upon parents — are we sending them to the right schools? Have we done all that we can to prepare them? Will they make friends? Read on to learn why kindergarten in 2012 is no easy feat.