Do You Have An Embarrassing Child?

THE average child will embarrass their mum and dad a staggering 576 times during their school years.

Kids making inappropriate comments, repeating swear words and commenting on their parents’ size will lead to frequent red faces.

A survey of 2,000 parents by George at Asda earlier this year revealed some awful moment for parents: 

1. A little girl who told the doctor “mummy takes medicine too – it’s called Malibu”

2. A child pointing at a neighbour in the street and announcing loudly “there’s that strange woman you don’t like”

3. A plain-speaking tot who warned her grandparents “you’re going to die soon”

4. A youngster telling her neighbours “mummy doesn’t like your new windows”

5. A little boy who answered the call of nature in a display toilet in a busy home improvement store

6. One mum was left red-faced when she re-used an unwanted gift for her child’s friend – only for her nipper to shout “that’s mine” when it was opened

7.  One child was fascinated by an old lady with a headscarf and shouted:  “Mummy, why is that monkey wearing a hat?”

One mum, Fran Roost, told how an off-the-cuff remark about the birds and the bees with her five-year-old daughter Darcie came back to bite her.

She said: “She asked me how babies got in mummies tummies and I said ‘it happens when you eat too many Polos. The next day we saw a pregnant lady at a bus stop.  Darcie walked up to her and said ‘I know what you’ve been doing’.”

Embarrassing-Kids-PicA spokesman for Kidswear at George, which carried out the study to promote their back-to-school range, said: “While parents are regularly being left red-faced by their children, the chances are they are left with funny memories. Parenting doesn’t come without challenges but they always leave a lasting memory to reminisce on years down the line.”

Four in 10 parents suggest the best remedy for getting out of a humiliating situation involving their kids is to just ignore them while one third opt for giving their offspring a telling off.

The spokesman from George added: “We completely understand that many parents would want the ground to swallow them up when their child is acting up in public.

“Our back to school range offers cost-effective solutions for parents who are looking for a wide range of products at affordable prices, without forgoing quality. We’re hoping that’s one less thing for parents to worry about when another embarrassing situation looms.”

George school uniforms, among other great Kidswear can be found online HERE

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Jessikah Hope Stenson
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