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‘Mum, I lost my…’

Wednesday, 5th September, 2018 4:37pm

As parents settle in to the back-to-school routine, most know the dreaded feeling of one of their children’s school items going on the missing list.

A new survey has shown just that to be true, with a whopping 96 per cent of parents reporting that children lose at least one school item during the school year!

The result comes from new research from My Nametags, which commissioned a survey with Irish mums and dads to find out their thoughts ahead of this busy and important time of year.

61 per cent of parents in Munster report that stationary is the most likely item lost, while 30 per cent of parents in the region claim that the average amount for the items lost each school year was over €91!

The research found that younger children in the 6-10 age bracket were most likely to lose stationary (57 per cent), while older children in the 13-17 age bracket were more likely to lose their calculator (36 per cent).

Thankfully, disasters can be avoided by name-tagging important items such as expensive books, jumpers, calculators and other stationary.

Whether your back-to-school is Holy Communion or ‘big school’, ensuring you label your child’s belongings can help you have a smooth start and avoid costly return trips to the shops.

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