While getting kids ready and out to school each day used to feel like a normal routine for parents, after the past year-plus of remote learning, many are a bit rusty, and that has them worried about the upcoming school year.
A new poll (conducted by OnePoll, on behalf of Sittery City) finds:
- 51% of parents say they don’t feel prepared for the upcoming school year.
- 70% admit to being overwhelmed by all the changes they endured over the year.
- One in three confess they only just started getting the hang of their new routine.
- With the new school year only weeks away, 27% of parents say they forgot what their kids normal morning routine feels like.
- But, the past year has resulted in some positive changes with their kids.
- 75% of moms and dads say the pandemic made their kids more self-sufficient.
- Some of the ways they’ve become self-sufficient include:
- Dresses themselves (59%)
- Cleans up after themselves (58%)
- Does homework without parental help (49%)
- Goes to sleep on time without being reminded (47%)
- Cooks for themselves / the family (30%)
- Goes to buy groceries / other necessities on their own (24%)