The truth is that men behave like kids until they’re around 43 years old. This is expressed not only in their frivolous attitude toward some issues and in their behavior, but also in their interaction with children. “A 7-year-old is going to be a 7-year-old. But a 35-year-old acting like a 7-year-old is more stressful because they should know better,” said one of the responders during this research.
Most often, dads have fun with their children. As a consequence, fathers are perceived as a friend, a holiday, and an accomplice with fun ideas who allows everything. Mothers are more concerned with issues related to the upbringing, discipline, health, and educational development of a child. Women follow the daily routine of children more, give them instructions, and forbid many shenanigans. Moms, in turn, seem to be the ’bad cop.’ This affects their relationship with their children and can lead to conflict between the parents themselves.