Most parents love this time of year, because their kids go back to school and THEY don’t have to watch them all day.
But that doesn’t mean it’s stress-free either. According to a new survey, here are the top four back-to-school stressors for parents . . .
1. Keeping the house clean. Which might actually be EASIER once they’re back in school. But it’s still number one, and 55% of parents say it stresses them out.
2. Worrying they’ll get sick, 41%. Obviously it’s a lot easier to catch a cold at school, and then they end up getting YOU sick.
3. Making sure they eat a good lunch every day. About a third of parents said it stresses them out. And 73% claim they pack their kid’s lunch most days.
4. Paying for school supplies, 30%. And 38% of parents expect to spend more this year than they did last year.
The survey also asked how parents DE-stress once kids are back in school. And the top seven answers are catching up on TV shows . . . having a drink . . . having a spa day . . . going shopping . . . having a date night . . . meditating . . . and late-night eating.
But 13% of parents said they’re just too stressed out to relax at all.