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Do Mum's Get a "Raw Deal" When it Comes to Looking After the Kids


7:45am 13th May 2014

A new survey's found 70% of Mum's think they're forced to play the bad guy when it comes to disciplining their kids, and we've been finding out what you think in Dorset.

The survey of 2,000 Mum's found they thought their children associate them with homework, tidying up and the weekly routine.

Dad's on the other hand they thought were associated with playtime and fun.

6/10 had been so concerned they raised the issue with their partners.

Dorset Mum Tracy Winder is from Bright Sparks Parent and Toddler Group in Weymouth - she says that's not how it is for her family.

"My partner picks the children up a couple of days a week. The roles are reversed.  I'm the one who gets the 'Hello Mum, how's your day been?' I wouldn't say all the housework is done but the lunch boxes are sorted and he sorts the kids out."

"If you've got a partner who is willing to muck in and help out with the household stuff as well as doing all the fun stuff then it shouldn't be a problem. Like everything in life it's like striking a balance."

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