Moms' Thoughts on Back to School Buying and More
Recently we asked Moms about back to school shopping, the amount of homework their child does, what age to get a cell phone and more. Here are the results; be sure to share your thoughts in the comments section.
How old is old enough for a cell phone?
Whenever they ask for one? 1%
How much do you plan to spend on back to school supplies per child?
Less than $25 26.2%
Between $25 – $50 50%
Between $25- $100 19.2%
More than $100 4.6%
What are your child’s lunch plans?
Bring sack lunch 30.8%
Buy school lunch 14.6%
How does your child get to and from school?
Walk/ride bike 12.2%
Parent drives them 54.6%
Takes the bus 33.2%
What are your child’s after school care plans?
Home with parent 64.1%
After-school daycare/school program 16.4%
Child stays home alone 6.8%
Child stays with friend/family 7.3%
How much time does your child spend on homework each night?
10-30 minutes 35.2%
30 minutes to 1 hour 8.2%
1-2 hours 21.4%
More than 2 hours 5.3%
Are your child’s homework assignments acceptable?
No, teachers give too much 18.6%
Yes, it’s about right 76.1%
No, teachers need to give more 5.3%
How should schools handle bullying?
Encourage children to work it out 6.8%
Notify parents at the first sign of trouble 22.5%
Counseling/teacher interference 42.6%
Strict discipline 28%