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. 

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