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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sad Stats On Parental Disappointment

If you always thought your parents were secretly disappointed you didn't become a lawyer or a doctor, you're not alone.

A new study by Big Brothers Big Sister is showing 67% of parents in Canada aren't sure their kids will live up to their expectations.

The top-ranked expectations parents have for kids include: having the values to make good decisions, having confidence, and finding work they love. The biggest barriers to achieve them were listed as negative behaviors, financial troubles, and stress.

That disappointment seems to have been passed down from generation to generation, with 83% of parents unsure that they lived up to the expectations their own parents had for them