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What Are Parents’ Biggest Regrets? [POLL]

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It’s too bad you can’t get a mulligan on raising a kid. Because apparently, a lot of parents would love a do-over.

According to a new survey, more than three-quarters of parents say they have at least one regret from their children’s early years. And almost two-thirds say they’d do things differently if they could do it all again.

The survey also asked parents about their specific regrets and came up with this top 20:

#1.) Working too much.

#2.) Worrying too much about unimportant little things.

#3.) Not playing with their children more.

#4.) Not going on more trips.

#5.) Not taking enough photos.

#6.) Spending too much time away from them.

#7.) Not filming enough events and milestones.

#8.) Not taking them on “big” trips like Disney World.

#9.) Not encouraging them to take up a hobby or more hobbies.

#10.) Not having a shared hobby.

#11.) Not reading enough to them at bedtime.

#12.) Spending too much time worrying about keeping the house clean.

#13.) Not taking them swimming more often.

#14.) Not letting them take part in messy activities more often.

#15.) Not teaching them to swim earlier.

#16.) Not being at some of the milestones in their life.

#17.) Not making enough out of Christmas and birthdays with them.

#18.) Being overprotective.

#19.) Always waiting for the next milestone instead of enjoying the current one.

#20.) Not enjoying days out more.

[Daily Mail]


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