Parents spend 96 hours a year getting kids into the car, reveals family study

Leaving home is only part of the challenge families with children face every day – and it gets even more difficult to convince them to get in the car.

This ordeal requires parents to spend a total of 96 hours per year, exactly four full days, according to a study conducted by SEAT in Spain, Germany and the UK.

The survey concludes that parents tend to extend their routines by an average of 20 minutes to compensate for delays caused by putting their children in the car.

Parents agree that the most time consuming thing is getting kids to put on shoes and coats when they go out.

Plus, the time it takes to put them in child seats and buckle seat belts, or the last-minute trips to the bathroom, are the parents’ other major concerns.

One third of British parents admit that they are late for work at least once a week due to delays in the children.

To make boarding as quick and smooth as possible, many parents play the age-old reward game.

Listening to their favorite music, making a promise when they arrive at their destination, letting them use the tablet to watch their favorite shows, or offering them sweets and treats are among the most popular techniques among 25 percent of British parents, according to SEAT . study.

Despite the discomfort this daily routine can cause for parents, 96 percent admit that they enjoy traveling with their children.

Most said their favorite part of family outings was to talk to the children, sing songs together, and listen to their observations about the world.


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