Research from Petits Filous polled parents across the nation and discovered 30 pearls of wisdom that Brits without children are yet to discover. The fact that children are ALWAYS hungry and that standing on LEGO barefoot is one of the most painful things in life feature on the list. You will spend your life tidying, and there is no reasoning with a toddler, were also among the life lessons we only discover once we have had our first child. Watching your child eat healthy food is one of the greatest pleasures in life – and that your mum and dad were right about everything, were other big realisations for first time parents.
The research suggests nearly three quarters (73 percent) of British parents admit they had absolutely no idea what parenting would be like before they had a family, whereas a third of those in the East of England believe they were more prepared with just 67 percent agreeing with the statement. And a whopping 86 percent felt completely unprepared for the challenges of parenthood – although 90 percent wouldn’t change a thing about it. In fact, 88 percent of parents agree that the time they spend with their kids is the best time they will ever have.
Aston spoke to Jo Goodman, marketing manager at Petits Filous to discuss the research and also was on hand to offer tips and advice
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