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‘Half of Irish mothers’ feel failure over ‘picture perfect’ parenting culture


A culture of picture perfect parenting causes more than half of Irish parents to feel like they are failing, research has found. The new global study has revealed that more than half of parents feel like they are failing within the first year of parenthood with mothers more likely to feel this way than fathers. Research carried out by WaterWipes has found that the picture perfect portrayal of parenting on social media is disempowering parents. Over half of parents feel as though they cannot relate to the parenting images they see on social media with mothers feeling this more than fathers (59% vs 48%). Chartered psychologist and parenting expert Niamh Hannan said: “Irish parents clearly feel under huge pressure to get it right.


Source: Irish Examiner April 16, 2019 05:26 UTC



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