Kids want their parents to ditch their phones, spend less time worrying about work – and stop taking embarrassing snaps of them when they are on holiday, a study has found. A poll of 1,000 6-12-year-olds found youngsters also reckon mum and dad spend too much time reading books by the pool instead of having fun and take too many naps.
But the poll, by Marella Cruises, found children are most annoyed by parents who insist on making them wear excessive suncream. Worryingly for mum and dad, of those surveyed, one in 10 think their parents worry about work too much to truly unwind and enjoy their time together.
And 21 percent of kids claim to feeling total and utter embarrassment when their parents get carried away with the camera, taking too many photos. Researchers also discovered what would happen if you let your children plan your holiday, with some surprising results.
The great outdoors triumphed over tech, with a quarter of kids saying they’d rather explore and go on an adventure than stare at a screen whilst on their family holiday. And almost a third of little ones stated that spending time with parents is the most important thing to do when they are away.
If kids were allowed to do whatever they wanted, 55 percent would love nothing more than going to a waterpark, followed by a trip to a theme park or a day by the pool.
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