It’s the annual question most parents have to ask themselves every summer: are you ready for the upcoming school year? If your answer is no, you’re in good company.

We surveyed 2,000 American parents of school-aged children and here’s what they told us.


Half of parents simply just don’t feel prepared for this next school year.

1 in 2 parents don't feel prepared for the upcoming school year

In fact, they can’t even remember what it was like to have a regular morning routine for in-person school.
27% of parents said they've forgotten what their kids normal school morning routine feels like

And it’s no wonder—schedules and routines have been in constant flux for the past year and a half. Most of us are exhausted and overwhelmed.7 in 10 parents said they're overwhelmed by the constant changes to their family's routines this year.


However, there has been an upside! A majority of parents agree that because of all of this, their kids have learned to become more self-sufficient and mature.3 in 4 parents said the constant changes during the pandemic made their kids more self-sufficient.

87% of parents said their children have become more mature during the pandemic.


However, regardless of the growth we’ve seen in our kids, it doesn’t change the fact that parenting can take a major toll through its mental load.
57% said the mental load of parenting is overwhelming.

So don’t go it alone! Parents are in agreement: relief is possible when you add an extra set of hands into the mix. Hundreds of babysitters and nannies with all kinds of backgrounds and experience join Sittercity every day. Find the child care support your family needs.70% of parents agree that having an extra set of hands would bring them a lot of relief in the back-to-school routine.

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