Top 20 Most Stressful Things About Parenthood

Genuine question. What do you find stressful about parenthood? EVERYTHING!! We know, we feel you, but it turns out there are certain parenting situations that are that little bit more stressy than others. Think getting the kids to bed, the daily ‘BRUSH YOUR TEETH!’ battle and the dreaded school run, obvs!

A study by belVita Breakfast of 2,000 parents of school-age children has revealed that the average mum and dad spend almost two hours a day feeling stressed, with 63% going as far as to say the majority of their stress is parenting related. No kidding!

Mornings are the worst time of day for parents with the average mum and dad having at least one day a week where they struggle to get out of the front door on time for school and work.

Dr Linda Papadopoulos, who has been working with belVita Breakfast to help relieve parents stresses, particularly in the mornings, said of the findings: “The stress and challenges of parenting can feel overwhelming - especially when we feel under pressure to get a lot done in a short space of time.”

"Morning can be especially challenging and it’s key to develop a positive, convenient routine in the morning as it sets the rhythm for the day.”

"When it’s ‘back to school time’, trying to get everything done and leaving the house on time is at its most pressurised so developing strategies that you give you and your family a sense of control is really important.”

Read on for the top twenty parenting situs that get the blood pressure rising that little bit more…

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