MAIL ONLINE, AUGUST 4, 2019
COVERAGE FOR DAISY & OLLIE
Tell me, mum! Parents can expect to be bombarded by 55 queries a day by children over the summer holidays, study finds
- Parents will be asked 55 questions a day by their child over the summer break
- A study shows that the top question that children ask their parents is ‘Why?’
- And 90 per cent of parents admit lying to their children over ‘tricky’ questions
- The study was carried out for TV show Daisy & Ollie, which stars Jason Manford
We all know the ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ question that’s posed as soon as a long journey starts.
But parents can expect to be bombarded by 55 queries a day by children over the summer, according to a poll.
Over the course of the six-week break, that’s a whopping 2,310 questions parents have to answer – and that’s per child.
Many mums and dads say they are forced to turn to Google for suitable replies.
Top of the list of questions is the simple ‘Why?’, with 69 per cent of 2,000 parents saying it was a daily question.
‘Are we nearly there yet?’ comes in at number two, followed by ‘Why can’t I stay up late?’ and ‘Why do I have to go to school?’ Also in the top ten is ‘Why do I need to eat vegetables?’
The study – carried out for TV show Daisy & Ollie, which stars comedian Jason Manford – also found that 90 per cent of parents admitted lying to their children when they posed ‘tricky’ questions such as ‘What happens when you die?’ or ‘Where do babies come from?’
And 17 per cent said they were asked who God was – leaving them struggling to come up with an answer.