This week: Don't blame the parents, blame the kids.

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“Roughly the number of full school days missed by children due to an oral health problem, as reported by parents,” according to Delta Dental . That’s kids between the ages of 6 and 12 who have emergency toothaches.

mothers in pajamas

40 percent

Mothers “who admit to wearing pajamas to drive their kids to school,” according to Van’s International Foods parenting statistics. Meanwhile, 17 percent “apply makeup in the car.”


20 percent

Parents of school-aged children who “choose to unwind with wine or a cocktail,” according to online delivery service Boxed. Another 4 percent resort to “late-night eating,” while “13 percent of parents claim that they are too stressed to relax.”

money and brand names

15 percent

Parents “want their kids to be popular and believe having brand names is a part of that,” according to mobile marketplace OfferUp. Even worse, “12 percent think buying brand new items for their kids is important because they don’t want to be perceived as poor.”

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Article last modified on November 1, 2017. Published by, LLC . Mobile users may also access the AMP Version: By The Numbers: Parental & Mental - AMP.