Staying At Home with Kids Is Harder Than Going to Work

Staying At Home with Kids Is Harder Than Going to Work

We all love our kids, and there is absolutely no doubt about it! They are the precious ones given to us by the universe to enrich our lives and fill them with affection, love, and happiness.

But, as much as we love them, this doesn’t change the fact that they make us go crazy sometimes. Staying at home with kids is even harder than going to work. Kids can be draining, particularly newborns. Singing to sleep, feeding, changing, powdering, bathing, playing, and similar activities can all leak your energy away. Stay-at-home parents can understand this better, particularly those with many kids.

Many people would say, “What’s so hard about staying at home all day with your little one(s)?”  They tend to judge parents without even thinking about the things they go through on a daily basis. While complaining all the time does more harm than good, everyone deserves to do it sometimes without being taken for granted.

AVEENO Baby U.K. survey

A survey done in the U.K has found that many parents get more tense and stressed while staying at home with their kids than going to work.  The survey was done by AVEENO® Baby and had a sample size of 1.500 parents from all around U.K. These people were either stay-at-home parents or worked various types of jobs.

The results of the survey were as follows:

  • 31 percent agreed that staying at home with kids is far more stressful than going to work.
  • 40 percent agreed that they had stopped judging other parents for complaining after they themselves had their first child
  • 55 believed that having a baby is exceptionally hard work even with a very strong support system
  • 25 percent said that having a baby is easy
  • 39 percent of the parents said that they are tired all the time
  • 45 percent of the women said that they wouldn’t be able to pull it off without their mother`s support
  • 9 percent are worried about the sleep patterns of their kids
  • 22 percent are worried about the eating habits of their kids
  • 71 percent of the parents said that social media made parenting more competitive
  • 27 percent felt stressed

In spite of all these, 42 percent agreed that they experienced unconditional love for the first time when they had their first kid.

Becoming a parent is an amazing experience, but we understand that entering this new chapter of life can also bring with it a great deal of stress and worry, so we wanted to discover more about what new parents experience in the first few years, what they wish they had known and how best we can support them,” Aveeno Baby Skin expert, Rebecca Bennett, told The Sun.

Sources:   

https://www.apost.com/en/blog/staying-at-home-with-kids-is-harder-than-going-to-work/10556/

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6944574/staying-at-home-with-children/

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