Sleepless nights and sleep deprivation represents the toughest
challenge facing parents.
Some 2,000 mums were asked by DryNites to list their pet hates
when it comes to raising a child - and not getting to bed emerged on top.
Tantrums, staying patient, keeping on top of household chores and
making sure kids eat
the right types of foods rounded out the top five worries for
Emma Kenny, child psychologist and spokesperson for bedwetting
experts DryNites, said: "There are some challenges you expect when
you embark on parenthood, like the sleepless nights and
She added, however, that many parents are not expecting to face
such a range of issues.
Indeed, 48 per cent thought their child's school years were
stressful, while 14 per cent said they found it more challenging
than their son or daughter did.
Some 18 per cent singled out pre-school years as the hardest time
and over 75 per cent fear that parenting is only going to get
harder as their offspring get older.
Posted by Michael Ewing