Baby-related Facebook statuses, putting your infant on the phone and cutesy voices: The parenting habits we find most repellent
- Not disciplining unruly children and swearing in front of them also irritate
- British people don't enjoy parents continually praising their own children...
- ...or criticising other people's
Celebrity mothers Peaches Geldof (who updates her Instagram by the second with information about son Astala), Kourtney Kardashian (who relishes every opportunity to wear clothes matching those worn by children Mason and Penelope Disick) and Lily Cooper (who has been caught Tweeting that life is all dirty nappies and pureed food since the birth of daughters Ethel and Marnie), take heed.
Baby-related social media updates, wearing clothes that match your child's, and bemoaning a lack of social life thanks to your growing brood have been voted the parenting habits we find most irksome.
Being forced to listen to a newborn's gurgling down the phone and hearing friends do cutesy voices for their infants are also high on the list of annoying parental pastimes, according to a survey.
From feeding habits to his friendship with Parpy the dog, Peaches Geldof loves sharing information, photos and anecdotes about her son Astala via Instagram and Twitter
Not disciplining unruly tots in public and swearing in front of your children also made the list of the most irritating traits of mothers and fathers, according to myvouchercode.co.uk.
The survey also found that British people aren't keen on parents who wax lyrical about how perfect their children are... and are equally put out when they criticise other people's.
Mark Pearson, My Voucher Code chairman, said: 'It can be tricky to admit to
your friends what you find annoying about their parenting habits, even
more so if you don't have children yourself as they could return the
criticism by blaming you for not understanding what being a parent feels
'I guess all you can do is try to see the funny side of these things. And I'm sure even if most of us will agree to find at least one of these things annoying, we'll all end up doing the same once we have children.'
Kourtney Kardashian commits the parental sin of dressing like her children, left, while Peaches Geldof overshares about her baby on Instagram
Lily Rose Cooper (nee Allen) takes to Twitter to explain why all her time is taken up with babies, a habit British people find irritating
Give it a rest: The parenting habits that get on our nerves
1. Using a 'cutesy' voice
2. Baby-related status updates on Facebook
3. Putting babies on the phone
4. Not disciplining children when unruly in public
5. Swearing in front of children
6. Blaming their kids for not going out anymore
7. Parents who constantly say how 'perfect' their child is
8. Criticising other parents' kids
9. Matching outfit between father/son – daughter/mum
10. Using their children as an excuse to be unsociable
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