Parents Worried About How Kids Will Handle This Summer

mother and children playing around

A lot of people’s summer plans have been affected by the coronavirus crisis, which means plenty of parents and kids won’t be having the fun summer they intended.

A new survey finds:

  • 80% of parents say COVID-19 will have a negative impact on their summer.
  • Parents say they are going to miss out on an average of 4 planned events.
  • Parents had already spent, on average, about $125.63 on summer events that won’t happen, with 25% saying they couldn’t get their money back.
  • The top summer event canceled due to the coronavirus is a trip to the beach (49%), followed by:
    • Vacation (48%)
    • Normal party (39%)
    • Birthday party (38%)
    • Family reunion (34%)
    • Your own birthday (30%)
    • Cookout (25%)
    • Work trip (23%)
    • Concert (22%)
    • A move (17%)

For all these reasons, parents are a little concerned about how their children are going to handle the summer.

  • 60% believe it’s going to be a challenge to keep their kid entertained.
  • The average parent believes their kids will be frustrated and bored by July 2nd.
  • 64% of moms and dads feel guilty their children won’t experience the typical summer.
  • 70% though are looking forward to a slower summer so they can spend more time with their kids.

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