New poll reveals top phrases that annoy modern fathers

Phrases the patronise modern fathers

A study of 2,000 dads has revealed the top 20 patronising phrases modern dad can't stand to hear. Phrases like “you’ve got him well trained” and “you’re doing that wrong” are most guaranteed to wind dad up, according to the new poll. Comments such as “you’re such a softie” and “who ironed the kids’ clothes?” will also infuriate many fathers.

These comments really begin to grate with dads once a child reaches two years of age, with one in 20 getting wound up within the first six months of parenthood. And a third of dads will hear some form of patronising-parenting comment up to five times a week.

The study was conducted by ChannelMum.com, whose founder Siobhan Freegard said: “Almost all parenting issues still only focus on mum’s involvement - so no wonder dads feel fed up. Modern men are doing more parenting than ever before so that’s why it’s frustrating for dads when people are still surprised they can care effectively for their kids".

“Mum maybe the word but we all need to think more carefully about the words we use to describe dads and what they do. In a society rightly fighting or equality, let’s show we appreciate all dads do this Father’s Day.”

THE TOP 20 PHRASES GUARANTEED TO WIND DAD UP

1. You've got him well trained
2. You're doing it wrong, it should be like this
3. Are you disappointed the baby wasn't a boy?
4. Are you babysitting today?
5. It's nice to see a man looking after the kids
6. Bet you can't wait until your wife comes back
7. Wow, your baby is massive!
8. Get used to never having sex again now the kids are here
9. Who ironed the kids' clothes?
10. Did your wife lay out the kids' outfits for you?
11. There's always one! (if you arrive late somewhere)
12. You're actually quite good at putting on a nappy
13. Oh, you managed to make it here on time
14. You're such a hands-on dad
15. You're such a softie
16. Where is your partner?
17. Oh, you managed to remember to pack his PE kit
18. Is it hard to work full time with a baby?
19. Your baby seems really happy with you
20. It must be hard for you to get up early with the kids

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