To settle the ongoing debate we put it to a test. Â Mums often come under fire for nagging their husbands to help out, whilst Dads get stereotyped as being lazy for not pulling their weight around the home.
Are Dads being under appreciated? We did a survey of attitudes recently and it seems that only 1 in 3 Dads say their children appreciate them, while less than half say their wives or partner appreciate them! In fact our research shows Mums and Dads donâ€™t see eye to eye on a lot of things. For example –
- Dad says he spends an average of 55 hours a week on housework or childcare â€“ Mum says itâ€™s more like half that at 29 hours.
- Dad enjoys about 23 hours a week free time â€“ about double what Mum gets.
- Dad thinks he spends 14 hours quality time a week with his partner, she thinks itâ€™s just 10 hours (she doesnâ€™t count watching sport!).