According to a survey commissioned by the family support charity ‘Home-Start UK’ the stress and pressure of every day family life cause 40 percent of parents with children under the age of 5 years old to breaking point.
The survey which questioned 1201 parents reported that 63 percent of parents had concerns over the effect of their stress on the relationship with their children. There were an astounding 93 percent of parents worried that their stress could have a negative effect of their child’s emotional and physical wellbeing .
It was reported that pressures of financial concerns and work stress were among the contributors that were believed by parents to be potentially harming their child’s wellbeing.
The Home-Start charity, works to provide struggling and stressed parents somewhere to turn to for support and guidance, it was reported by the press-association that there services were being stretched and that they need resources to support around 73,000 vulnerable children from around the UK and aid the stress management for their parents.