In an attempt to get a healthier work-life balance, I'm considering leaving my primary teaching job and applying for teaching assistant posts. I'm only in my second year of teaching but feel that perhaps it's time to call it a day. I work every weekend and most evenings and find it so difficult to switch off and enjoy life with my family (2 young children and a neglected hubby who holds the fort!) The sad thing is, I do feel that I am a good teacher most of the time and I get a real kick out of working with the children, but I feel teaching is just too demanding. The time has come for me to reclaim my evenings and weekends, for the sake of my family. Has anyone made the switch successfully? Any advice would be appreciated.