Parents commit almost 4,000 "parental mishaps" before their child moves out of the house, according to new research.
A survey of 2,000 parents (23 years and older) found that the average father commits 221 small mishaps per year, which adds up to 3,978 between the birth of his son and the age of 18.
It was discovered that the parent's "false step" allowed children to spend too much time in front of the screen (65 percent), followed by accidentally teaching children to say bad words (42 percent) and letting children Children saw something that was not appropriate for their age (39 percent). )
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Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Butt Paste de Boudreaux, the survey discovered the challenges that modern parenting often entails and discovered that, when it comes to parenting, it is sometimes about embracing imperfections.
The results revealed that children are the most difficult to handle at age six, and that parents should be careful with the little ones: they are the most likely to cause problems.
Despite this, 50 percent of parents also admit that their youngest child is their favorite (of those who have a favorite).
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With all the problems that little ones can get into, sometimes parents need a break from chaos. The parents surveyed were willing to give up a little if that meant that their son would behave perfectly. Three out of 10 would leave social networks, while others were willing to sacrifice wine (30 percent) or Netflix (26 percent).
When they need advice for parents, respondents first turn to their partner (42 percent), then to their mother (41 percent) or other parents (31 percent).
Today's modern father also uses technology, with 17 percent of parents using the Internet and almost 10 percent seeking social media tips for parents.
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"Being a father is the most difficult job in the world, and one for which you really can't prepare," said Jeanne Collins, vice president of marketing for Prestige Consumer Healthcare. "From diapers and sleep routines to feeding schedules and all that stuff for babies, the goal of the Butt Paste community is to be a source of fun amidst the chaos: one diaper change at a time!"
In general, it's about hugging, not judging, the community of parents around you. In fact, the parents surveyed agreed that the trend they would most like to see disappear in 2020 is the embarrassment of mothers (64 percent).
But even with resources to turn to, only 12 percent of respondents felt "very prepared" when they became a father, although an additional 44 percent felt "somewhat prepared."
And when they became parents for the first time, respondents were more surprised by the lack of sleep that new parents get (50 percent), how difficult it can be to fall asleep to a new baby (37 percent) and the amount of things a baby comes with. (31 percent)
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But even feeling unprepared, and having a handful of "mishaps" per week, 66 percent of parents said they excel at teaching their children to be kind and compassionate.
To achieve this, most parents (54 percent) agree that the "authoritative" parenting style is more effective: being sensitive and responsive to the needs of children, while maintaining severity.
"The beauty of modern parenting is that we can all connect with the fact that nobody has it all together," Collins said. "It's not just about laughing at the little mishaps that happen along the way, but also about finding solutions that work uniquely for you as a parent, that's what our brand is about."
This story was originally published by SWNS.