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Parents Worry More About Back-to-School Shopping Than Bullying

Back to School Shopping Causes Parent Stress

Back-to-school preparation stresses out children and parents alike, but for different reasons. 

Time reported on a recent survey, which revealed that students were most concerned about having to wake up early and getting a lot of homework, where parents were most concerned about back-to-school shopping. 

For parents, the stress of shopping outranked hectic student schedules (50%), helping with homework (38%), bullying at school (31%) and bad teachers (29%).

The average family, according to the National Retail Federation, will spend an average of $669.28 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics for back-to-school. Spending is linked to parents' worries that kids will not fit in without the right gear. 

"At first glance, the results indicate that students and parents alike seem to be saying that shopping and having the right clothes are of higher importance than potentially huge problems like bullying and subpar teachers," the article said. "Are most of us really that superficial?"

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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