The two graphs that show children are more likely to be friends with their mothers than their fathers

Strict parenting also approved of by children when adults and friendship with parents improves

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A survey has shown that children are more likely to be friends with their mothers than their fathers while growing up.

61 per cent of the 1741 adults surveyed by YouGov said they were friends with their mothers while growing up, while only 50 per cent said the same about their fathers.

In addition to this, the most likely to be friends with their parents were boys with their mothers, 66 per cent.

 

These trends continued into later life and people said they became better friends with their parents as adults.

71 per cent said they were friends with their mother as an adult, compared to 64 per cent with their father as an adult.

In addition to this, those surveyed advocated the benefits of strict parenting on a child.

83 per cent of adults personally felt that it is better for parents to be strict to their children, while 75 per cent of those surveyed felt that their parents were strict with them when they were growing up.

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