How long does the average family spend together each day? 49 minutes
Saturday 19 June 2010 9:23 AM
Families spend less than an hour a day together, according to a new survey.
More than two-thirds of parents blame financial pressures for getting in the way of family life, with mums and dads often blaming each other for failing to devote enough time to quality home life.
Some 55 per cent of mothers said their children’s fathers made too little effort – and 38 per cent of fathers accused mothers of the same thing.
The survey, of 3,000 parents and 1,000 children, found that mums and dads considered days out and holidays to be the highest quality family time.
However children disagree that family time has to break the bank with 66 per cent saying they are happy to spend time with family at home rather than going out.
The poll was conducted for National Family Week, which aims to encourage families to spend more time together and get parents and children to take part in active hobbies.
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