There is set to be a sea-change in my son's life come September. Like most 11-year-olds across the country, he is anticipating the autumn with a mixture of nerves and excitement as he prepares to go from being the big fish in a little pool, to the tiny plankton in the great big ocean.
We are a community that cares for its children. The stereotype of the Jewish mother - feeding, clothing and coddling their offspring, sometimes to the extreme - exists for a reason: children are seen as precious.
However, this desire for our sons and daughters to succeed has created higher and higher levels of expectation of young people.