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04/11/2014 at 13:09
Do you think parenting a 5-year-old is harder than parenting a newborn or a toddler?
Most parents think it is, according to a new survey by Care.com
The year in which their child turns 5 and starts school is when parents face the most difficult problems, the survey findings suggest, featuring issues such as tantrums, answering back and the negative influence of friends – as well as increasing difficulty in fitting childcare around work and school hours.
Compared to all that, 66% of parents surveyed said the challenges of the 'sleepless nights' newborn stage were easy.
But what do you think?
Do you think babies are a cinch to look after? Or frankly quite exhausting?
And how about toddlers? Easy peasy or hard work?
And, if your child's started school, was the first year tough - or a breeze compared to the baby years?
Please do let us know! We'd love to hear your thoughts...
19/11/2014 at 20:22
I think it all depends on the child in question & also your own personality. Kids in general are exhausting albeit in different ways.
I find looking after a toddler easier then looking after a baby. Might also have something to do with him being our first child. When he was a baby we didn't know what we were doing. (Thank you Google!) Now a few years later, we have more experience and are more confident in our own parenting skills
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