Holiday Parenting Styles

A survey has revealed the three types of parenting style most prevalent in 2013 – the penguin, the terrier and the lion king.

Researchers from Capri-Sun along with childcare expert Denise Robertson said the three distinct types reflect how mums and dads entertain their families during the hectic summer holidays.

First, up, the terrier. This type makes up a quarter of control-freak parents who want to squeeze in as much time with their kids as possible and try to get involved in everything they do – but often out of fear of hearing the dreading wail of ‘I’m bored!’ permeating through the house!

The penguins, meanwhile, struggle to get the work-life balance, with 34% of this type battling to get the time off work to even spend with their kids, along with more than a fifth having problems sorting childcare. And when it comes to choosing childcare, the penguins want someone they know minding their little ones.

The lion kings however take a hands off approach to entertaining their offspring throughout the summer, and believe that sometimes children just need time with their own imagination.

One in ten parents in the survey identified as lion kings, choosing to leave their children to their own devices and not stress over keeping them occupied.

Which one are you?

source: parentdish

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