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If you can’t guess the answer to this question, buy yourself a dunce cap: What’s the top cause of stress among parents? The answer, of course, is “children.” In a survey of parents by AOL and Roper Public Affairs, 42 percent of respondents cited their kids as a leading source of stress—putting that factor ahead of “saving for the future” (40 percent), “having enough money to live on” (37 percent) and “the amount needed to get done each day” (36 percent).

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