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Getting kids ready for school is like working an extra day

A new study shows just how many extra hours people put in attempting to finish chores and getting children ready for school before the 9-5 begins.

Research among 2,000 working parents suggested they complete an average of 43 tasks before they even get to the office. This compares with the roughly 10 tasks parents remember doing before they had children.

The study, commissioned by Kellog's, found parents with school-age children typically start their day at 6.01am - although one third is up before 5.30am - in order to get through an average two hours' of chores before leaving for work. A staggering 90% of parents reported feeling like they had completed a full work day before even going into the office.

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