Radio & Television

Parents spending more on tweens this year: YTV report

TORONTO – Canadian parents are spending more on back-to-school items for their tweens this year than last, according to a survey commissioned by Corus’ youth channel, YTV. Nearly half (47%) of parents of kids aged 9 to 14 say they’re shelling out more bucks this year, while only 5% are spending less. The survey estimates that parents are spending more than $800 million on clothes, school supplies, and computer items this season, or an average of $316 per child. Sixty percent of parents say they’re spending more on clothes, mainly because their kids want to have the same things their...