Parenting challenges

What are the greatest challenges amongst mums?

(Mums only)

Making ends meet financially and being able to provide for my children

  • 45%

Ensuring my children eat a healthy diet and get the right amount of exercise

  • 38%

Trying to juggle everything with little help from others

  • 32%

Giving them the opportunities that I didn’t have growing up

  • 31%

Trying to limit my children's technology usage

  • 28%

Concern about the limited quality time that I spend with my children due to work commitments

  • 25%

Protecting my child from online or school yard bullying

  • 24%

Trying to let go of responsibility and let others assist/ share the load

  • 21%

Question: What are your greatest challenges right now when it comes to parenting?

Source: “The Whimn Way” Digital Networks Australia 2017
Sample size:

Mum: 564
Non mum: Not Available

Feelings towards motherhood

How do women feel towards motherhood?

(% Agree)

Mums are at breaking point - juggling more than ever

  • Mum 68%
  • Non mum 50%

If I never had children, I'll be ok with that (Non mums only)

  • Non mum 48%

Women younger than ever are now having to look after both children and aging parents

  • Mum 47%
  • Non mum 39%

Mothers are under pressure to obey or be shamed

  • Mum 42%
  • Non mum 41%

Question: These statements relate to parenting and relationships. How much do you agree or disagree with these statements?

Source: “The Whimn Way” Digital Networks Australia 2017
Sample size:

Mum: 564
Non mum: 424