Our Worries For The Future

Most adults are worriers. It is usually the first sign of being a grown up. We worry about bills, our careers, our health, our wealth, and most important of all, our children. As a mother to two 22 month old toddlers, I worry a lot about them; their health, growth and developement, and I monitor and record all major milestones. I also worry about their future, the schools they would attend, grades they would have, friends they would make, the courses they would study at the university and everything else imaginable. My job as a Mom, is to worry.

Worry About Our Children

An interesting survey was recently carried out by My Voucher Codes, the survey asked parents from all over the UK what their main concerns were for themselves and their children’s future. 1,286 families took part in the study, and here are the findings:

They found 44% were concerned about financial instability and economy, 40% were concerned about extremism, terrorism and safety and 37% of families, were concerned about house prices and rental costs. In addition 24% were worried about crime, 14% had concerns over bullying and 11% were worried about drugs.

I found it shocking to know that in the North East (where I live), 68% of parents were more concerned about extremism, terrorism and safety than anything else. I know there is always one new terror related story in the news these days, but overall I find the North East extremely quiet and peaceful which is fantastic for my growing family. Unlike London and Manchester, here in Cheshire, we hardly hear about crimes or break ins, everyone goes about their business peacefully, so to think safety is a main issue for most people was quite puzzling. I would have thought most parents would be more worried about the rising costs of house prices and house rents, the economy, the financial instability with the growth in the unemployment rate and small businesses shutting down; and also bullying at schools. Those are the things I worry about, they keep me up at night.

Mark Pearson, the  founder of My Voucher Codes, commented on the results of the research: ‘From what we have found from speaking to parents, it seems that many of them are worried about the effects of the economy, whether that is financial instability or house prices and high rents for their children’s future. The recent budget announcements seem to have many parents concerned about what the future holds, especially for their children.’

You can read the whole article and the findings here.

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Now if our generation is struggling so much to get on the housing ladder or to get employed and stay employed, how will the next generation cope? How will our children cope? Drop me a comment, let’s chat.

#ThePerfectBeachBody

Its July, summer is here and that means one thing – Holidays. With the holiday season in full swing, many are jetting off to beaches and other luxurious places to relax and unwind, and with some many women walking around looking fit in their bikinis and bodysuits, the pressure is on for every woman to have the Perfect Beach Body this summer. Many are coughing out as much as £300 in preparation for the summer holidays. Can you imagine that?

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An online voucher code website – My Voucher Codes recently carried a survey that revealed that 60% of 18 – 24-year-old women felt under pressure to achieve the #PerfectBeachBody. The survey was answered by over a 1000 women aged over 18, and the results were as follows:

  1. The most popular beauty preparation women have for their summer holidays is waxing including eyebrows, legs and bikini area (59%), and manicure and pedicure (54%).
  2. A tummy tuck was the most popular choice for women looking to get their body in shape for summer.
  3. Joining a gym, a diet club and a fitness class were the most popular ways to get fit and healthy for the summer.

Mark Pearson, the founder of My Voucher Codes said:

“It’s amazing how much beauty treatments can cost for holiday prep, add this to the cost of a holiday and people can end up spending a fortune before that go. And that is not taking into account, gym membership, and fad diets or class’s people take to get their beach body. What is shocking though is the surgery women would consider having to get a beach body. There is so much pressure on women to have the perfect body, I can understand why some women resort to such extremes to get it.”

Check out the full results of the My Voucher Codes survey .

Personally, I don’t quite understand this whole perfect beach body craze. I can’t imagine coughing out anything close to £300 to achieve a perfect beach body, I rather spend that money on some cool accessories and pieces. However, I am more conscious of my legs during summer because I like showing off some skin, so I wax my legs more regularly in the summer months. Walking about in a mini skirt with hairy legs won’t be a pleasant sight, but that is all I do differently in the summer. Then again, I am not your average young woman. I hardly get pressured into doing anything. I make my own rules.

Do you feel pressured to have the perfect beach body during summer? Drop me comment, let’s chat. Thanks for reading.

 

 

 

 

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