Would you say you’re a competitive mother? Research has revealed the top ways competitive mums are trying to impress teachers and other parents. How many of these do you do?
A new study of 1,378 British mums has revealed the top 10 signs of competitive mums, including having the biggest car in the school car park and throwing amazing parties at their child’s birthday, Halloween or Christmas in attempt to be the ‘coolest’ mum among their children’s friends.
Four out of five mums admit they feel a huge pressure to impress teachers and organise impressive presents for the teacher at Christmas, bake incredible cakes for the school cake sale and spend weeks creating and hand-making outfits for nativity plays and fancy dress days.
In addition, mums who make sure their children have all the latest technology and gadgets are also considered ‘competitive’, as are those who brag about their child’s achievements on Facebook.
A spokesman for Entertainment One, which conducted the study, said: “Despite mums not wanting to admit they are competitive, the survey findings indicate that they very definitely are!”
So how many of these do you do?
- Parents who queue for ages before a school play just to get front seats. Every. Single. Time
- They always try to win the ‘Mum’s Race’ at Sports Day
- They make sure their children have all the latest technology and gadgets
- They organise the most amazing presents for teachers at Christmas or the end of the year
- They always brag about a child’s achievements on Facebook
- They have the newest, biggest car in the car park
- They address the teachers by their first name very loudly in the playground to show how well they get on
- They make homemade cakes to hand out to other children on their child’s birthday at school
- They produce Bake Off standard cakes for the school fair
- They spend weeks creating and hand-making outfits for school plays and fancy dress days