The Summer Anxiety Parents Face

When I first started EC Tutoring 20 years ago, homework was normal, expected, and commonplace. Today, after years of pushback and debate, very few elementary schools assign much homework throughout the year.

Things have certainly changed. But is that change good?

On the plus side, parents are free to let their kids participate in extracurriculars or simply play outside without worrying about a late-night homework battle.

But without homework as a benchmark, it can be hard to know whether your child is up to speed academically. This can put more pressure on parents to figure out how to keep kids focused and motivated without being the bad guy.

That pressure can even carry over into the summer. In fact, it’s now common for parents to experience a new type of summer anxiety over questions like…

  • How can I help my child retain what they learned last year?
  • What should I be doing to help my child prepare for next year?
  • Does my child deserve a total break or should I keep them academically engaged? If so, how?
  • How much summer practice is enough? How much is too much?


If you’re feeling anxious over keeping your kid on track this summer, you are not alone.

This has become a common stressor for parents in the “post-homework” age. But you don’t have to carry the weight of your child’s academic progress on your shoulders alone.

We’re here to help!

Our summer tutors have years of experience in keeping elementary school kids academically engaged over the summer with special activities and games that make review and learning fun.

When your child is matched with a summer tutor, you can relax and enjoy your summer, knowing your child will enter next year confident and prepared.

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To get started, simply contact us to discuss whether summer tutoring is right for your child—and for your own mental health!

Don’t let anxiety over your child’s academic progress ruin your summer. We’re here to help, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!


And don’t miss out on this special discount on summer tutoring: Buy 12 sessions and get 15% off! Just contact us online or call 703-934-8282 to claim this offer.