Thursday, September 09, 2010

Certain Baby Names Mean More Tantrums?

Toddlers named Rose and Corey are the hardest to handle, according to a study of parents.

Children bearing these monikers are more likely to throw tantrums, kick up a fuss and argue with their parents.

Other big handfuls include girls named Sophia, Victoria, Faith and Isabel.

Boys responsible for giving their parents a bigger headache than most are Jay, Bailey, Kyle and Kian.

However, there is hope for mothers and fathers with girls called Connie, Maddison and Rachel or boys named Finn, Christopher and Ewan as these are the best behaved.

The names emerged in a study of 3,000 parents of children aged one to four by Bounty Parenting Club.

Spokesman Faye Mingo said: 'It's certainly surprising to think that a child's name may influence their temperament although the majority of parents we surveyed don't think you can judge the way a child behaves by their name.

'However, it does look like the spelling parents choose can make all the difference when it comes to determining their child's behavior.'

The names emerged in a study which asked parents to reveal the name of their youngsters and rate their behavior.

The study also showed girls are marginally more difficult to handle than boys - with 58 per cent of often throwing tantrums compared to 56 per cent of boys.

The average child, boy or girl, has up to three major strops a day - with the most popular time being mid-afternoon, the report found.

Bedtime is the hardest time for parents with 30 per cent of children throwing a tantrum before lights out.

While most outbreaks take place at home, the supermarket is the second.

Only one in 20 parents feel able to laugh at the state their child is getting themselves into.

But a weary four per cent of mothers have even cried themselves when their little one has had an outburst.

Ms Mingo added: 'With all the extra pressures of modern life that parents face today it's not surprising that many parents are feeling the strain when it comes to their children's tantrums.'

Six out of ten parents say they realize their children already know exactly how to get their own way.

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