How long does it take for parents to stress out when Summer break arrives?
An new study, sponsored in part by Groupon, finds that it takes less than two weeks – about 13 days – for parents to feel stress taking its toll when Summer vacation season starts.
The poll surveyed about 2,000 parents to arrive at its findings, which include the stat that three out of five parents feel their Summer vacation plans won’t fully live up to the expectations of their children.
One of the major sources of Summer stress comes from what’s referred to as Parental Summer Guilt. It’s what parents feel when their kids spend too much time in the house instead of getting out to experience the day.
Another is expenses. While parents usually voice concern over the cost of family vacations, they mostly don’t hold back on making sure their family has an enjoyable time.
So, what’s a parent to do? The recommendation is that you don’t overthink it and if cost is a concern, look for affordable family activities in your local community.
For more about what the study found and other recommendations on how to enjoy Summer with the kids, take a look at the full article here.