Today is the first day of school for the majority of students across Canada. For most families that means its back to the routine of the early morning scramble to get everyone fed, dressed and out the door, hopefully in that order. With that in mind, we polled 1000 parents of school age children across Canada through our AskingCanadians™ research panel.

What is the most stressful part of your kids going back to school?

35 per cent of parents think that getting their kids back into the habit of doing homework and studying is the most stressful part of going back to school. The challenge of getting their kids up early, dressed, fed and out the door was chosen as the biggest challenge by 23 per cent of parents. Almost 14 per cent of parents were worried about their children’s safety a school. 11.7 per cent of parents felt that could finally relax and take a breath now that their kids were back in class.

As a parent, what is the most stressful part of your kids going back to school? poll of 1,000 Canadians with children going back to school in September was conducted by Delvinia Data Collection. The data was collected from August 26th to August 29th 2010.

Established in 2005, AskingCanadians™ is Canada’s most influential online survey community with a panel of more than 160,000 members across Canada. Joining the AskingCanadians™ panel is free to Canadians who are in the age of majority in the provinces they reside, or have the permission of their parents or legal guardian. Qu’en pensez-vous™ ( is the sister community in Quebec. is owned and operated by Delvinia Data Collection for more information go to

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