Don't forget about Mum!

New research shows more than a quarter of mums are thanked by their children less than once a month.

Rather than being showered with gifts this Mother’s Day, almost half of mums (48%) would far prefer a hug and over a third (34%) would like a simple thank you.

The research found that whilst half of mums (49%) are grateful to have a special day dedicated to them, 37% can take or leave Mother's Day. 

More than two thirds (66%) agree they would far rather be appreciated every day than on one specific day of the year. In fact almost a fifth of the nation’s mums (18%) are only thanked once a fortnight and 14% are hardly ever thanked.

Becoming a mum has made many women more appreciative of what their mum did for them. Almost two thirds of mums (61%) say they wish they had shown more gratitude to towards their mums when they were growing up and over a quarter (29%) of mums with young children say they thank their own mothers at least once a week.

After a hug and a thank you, next on the list of what mums would like to be thanked with is an offer of help with the housework (9%), followed by just 3% who would like some flowers, 3% who would like a cup of tea or 2% a small gift.

(Research by Proctor and Gamble)

Comments (3)

  • LonelyMum

    Sunday, 3 April 2011 19:48

    All my kids were loved by me, I gave birth to two, and I had to bury them.

  • mumoftwowonderfullittleones

    Friday, 1 April 2011 14:29

    My 2 year old daughter almost always says please and thank you and tells me she loves me and gives me lots of hugs and kisses long may it last! XXX

  • Ellie Cooper

    Friday, 1 April 2011 14:23

    Our Mum Helen is the best mum in the whole world, she has overcome cancer twice, has had family bereavements,is a carer for our dad and is still there for all of us, she is one in a million and we would be lost without her, love from all her children and grandchildren xxx

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