Parents Spend 49 Minutes a Day With Their Kids, Survey Shows
Forty-two percent of girls surveyed said they wished they could spend more time with their father but only 6 percent said they wished they could spend more time with their mother, BBC News reports.
"Parents can do more for their children's healthy development by focusing on the time they spend with them doing everyday things than the money they spend," Eileen Hayes, parenting adviser at the NSPCC, a children's charity, tells the news service.
The survey -- which was conducted April 7-12 -- was released in advance of the U.K.'s annual National Family Week, which promotes the importance of families spending time together, BBC News reports.
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