According to Parents, Age 8 Is the Hardest Age to Parent

If you’re a parent to multiple children, do you think there is an age that is particularly difficult to parent?

I ask because according to a new parenting poll, parents have decided that age 8 is the hardest age to parent.

A parenting poll conducted by OnePoll and sponsored by Mixbook, found that parents think ages 2, 3, and 4 are a walk in the park compared to age 8.

Honestly, I am quite shocked. I definitely find that the toddler years are the hardest and I currently have 4-year-old and an 8-year-old.

I do understand where parents are coming from though, age 8 is a time where kids are in that pre-teen phase and trying to become their own person, push their boundaries and of course, throw tantrums.

In the poll, parents said that age 8 is so tough, parents referred to this stage as the “hateful eights”.

Seems a little harsh but parents say this is the age where those tantrums intensify and it’s really hard to deal with.

Obviously, each child and family is different but overall, parents think the hardest years are between 6-8 with 8 being the hardest age to parent.

So, what do you think? Do you agree?

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