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 four 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 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.