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22% of parents in Bucks spend an hour at most with their kids per week

That's according to new research.

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 7:55am 1st May 2017. (Updated at 12:43pm 27th February 2020) 2-minute read.

22% of parents in Bucks spend an hour at most with their kids per week

22% of surveyed parents in Buckinghamshire spend an hour at most of quality time with their children each week.

That's according to new research commissioned by home rental company Tots to Travel.

A further 45% of parents in Bucks said they spend at most 2 hours of quality time each week with their children.

The owner Wendy Shand said:

"I think it's another one of those pressures but it is a really important one. It's a really important stage of their development, and we are role models for our children. They're learning their behaviours and cues for adult life from us."

"A surprise from this research is that the ultimate time waster is social media, with 1 in 10 parents saying social media is creeping in and sapping this precious time."

"I think parents who have this problem should realise that they are not alone and they shouldn't beat themselves up; it's a really common problem across the UK."

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