Survey Shows Back-To-School Stress Among Parents
By Hector Gonzales
August 14, 2017
Back-to-school shopping is wearing on some parents. A new survey finds 91% of American parents are feeling stressed about that this year. Sara Skirboll, a shopping and trends expert at RetailMeNot, says there's one big issue. Skirboll says school districts are requiring more-and-more expensive electronics, but simple pencils and pens are still the hottest items. The survey also found parents planning to spend an average of nearly $350 per student on clothes, shoes and electronics. Skirboll quotes the National Retail Federation as saying back-to-school is now the busiest shopping season behind Christmas.
Skirboll says school districts are making back-to-school shopping lists longer and more expensive.