According to a recent poll, the typical parent spends 23 minutes a day facing children’s meltdowns over things like what’s for dinner and when to go to bed.
Dealing with 23 minutes of arguments and tantrums each day might not sound too bad, but it all adds up — to almost six full days over the course of a year, no less. And as if that’s not enough, parents will spend an additional 27 hours a year cooking food that will go uneaten. More than half of the 2000 parents surveyed on online polling website admitted that to cooking two or three different meals to keep everyone at the table happy — leaving just one hour and 47 minutes of real quality family time a day.
But the most common cause of a tantrum isn’t what’s on the dinner table. Most family rows happen when parents try to get their kids to go to bed, followed by trying to encourage them to do their homework and stopping them from watching TV.