Here’s how parents feel now that kids are back in school

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For Braunger’s good friend, Maggie DeMello of Alexandria, Va., sending her personal sons, ages 11 and 13, again to high school in late August, was “superb. It’s been so lengthy that there’s been fixed noise in the home, and now that they’re each in class full-time, it’s like ‘Why is it so quiet? What are they doing? Oh, that’s proper! There’s nobody right here!’ ”