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Nagging kids leave parents 'struggling to cope' with debt.

PARENTS in Northern Ireland are getting into debt because of their kids' "pester power", a survey has found.

In total 37% of mums and dads said nagging got the better of them with 33% admitting it has caused them to go overdrawn or take on new credit.

The Money Advice Service findings revealed women are more likely than men to experience pestering.

Chief Sarah Porretta said: "Although our research suggests many parents in Northern Ireland are struggling to cope.

"Some are even dipping into their overdrafts and using credit to pay for this expense, which is worrying.

"All of us parents know it can be difficult dealing with children who set their minds on having something but there are ways to make it less stressful.

"Remember it's perfectly OK to say no to your children when they ask for things."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 19, 2018
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