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Getting Kids Back to School Worse Than Detention for Some Parents! –Dave’s Diary


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t won’t be too long now until Betty and Bobby are back in school.  Who am I kidding, it won’t be long before Aiden and Sophia are back in school but getting them there is apparently NOT half the fun.

Personal Shopper recently surveyed two-thousand parents to find out their take on back-to-school shopping. Here’s a look at the results:

•        64% say back-to-school shopping is time-consuming or stressful

•        20% dread back-to-school shopping

•        61% find sticking to their budget to be the biggest challenge of back-to-school shopping

•        70% say quote, “getting deals on the items both they and their kids want” would make the experience more enjoyable

•        29% say they have to keep their kids focused on buying the things they need to go back to school

•        20% go to the mall more than once or visit than one store to buy necessary items

•        18% don’t have enough time to finish back-to-school shopping

•        17% argue with their children while shopping

•        15% can’t find the brands their children want

Percentage of parents surveyed who find back-to-school shopping worse than the following activities:

•        21% – sitting in traffic

•        20% – doing laundry

•        12% – visiting their in-laws

•        12% – cleaning their homes

•        11% – helping their kids with their homework

•        10% – paying their bills

•        9% – working longer hours

•        8% – doing taxes

•        7% – going to the dentist

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