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SOURCE National Center for Families Learning
National Center for Families Learning polls families and offers tips for heading back to school
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Early bedtimes and even earlier morning alarms signal a new school year, and students around the country are both excited and nervous about what the year will bring. As it turns out, these kids aren't the only ones tossing and turning in bed with knotted stomachs. According to a recent survey conducted by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), parents also admit to experiencing anxiety related to starting a new school year.
The survey revealed that nearly half of parents (41.2 percent) admit to feeling uneasy as a new school year starts, and the stressors vary from the day-to-day logistics of school to spending money to in-school socialization.
A closer look at the numbers reveals that going back to school isn't just about hitting the books:
"As much as a teacher grades students, parents grade themselves and wonder if they're giving their child everything he or she needs to be successful," said Emily Kirkpatrick, vice president, NCFL. "NCFL wants to reassure parents that implementing straightforward, consistent educational support will make a realizable difference in their children's success."
As part of its ongoing mission to help parents play a meaningful role in their child's education, NCFL has a number of simple tips to ease back into the school year:
This survey was conducted by Google Consumer Surveys, August 12, 2014, to August 15, 2014, and based on 303 online responses. Sample: National adult Internet population.
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About the National Center for Families Learning
The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping adults and children learn together. NCFL creates and deploys innovative programs and strategies that support learning, literacy, and family engagement in education. From the classroom to the community to the digital frontier, NCFL collaborates with educators, advocates, and policy-makers to help families construct hotspots for learning wherever they go. For more information on NCFL's 25-year track record, visit www.familieslearning.org.
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