Parents Want Summer to End After Just 13 Days, According to a New Groupon Survey
Grouponsurvey reveals how parents truly feel about the summer break, as stress over keeping kids occupied takes the fun out of the sun
- More than half of parents (58 percent) stress out about keeping their children busy over the summer months
- Seventy-five percent of parents are ready for their kids to go back to school at the end of the summer
- Best ways to keep children occupied include taking them to a local amusement or water park, a movie, the zoo, bowling or camping
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“It’s summertime and you gotta find your kids something to do. Because
an energetic kid with too much free time can land you in small claims
court,” said actress and
The survey––conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Groupon––identified other top causes of summer stress and found that letting the kids stay in the house rather than going outside to play, lacking awareness of where to find affordable children's activities in their community, worrying about the impact of rising gas prices and letting their children spend too much time in front of their electronic devices all contributed to parents’ current state of unease.
While most parents are anxious about finding enough things for their kids to do, they shared some top ways to help you totally win summer and make this break one to remember for the whole family. According to the research, the best ways to keep your children occupied include taking them to a local amusement or water park, a movie, the zoo, bowling or camping.
“Parents love spending time with their kids, but it’s totally normal to
experience some stress and anxiety when planning all the fun that you’re
going to have together this summer,” said
When planning an activity for their children, parents said they look for the following criteria: does it involve quality family time, is it cost effective, does it teach them something new, is it a good balance of fun and culture and will it be something they can talk about when they go back to school.
For those families looking to have the perfect time this summer on just
about any budget,