Late night wait parents’ biggest stress

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Waiting for their car-driving children to come home late at night is a parent’s worst worry, according to a survey.

This early-hour anxiety is even more stressful than waiting for their offsprings’ exam results, the poll from the Future Drive Motor Show showed.

Going to school and worries at school for children were also high on the stress list for parents, the survey showed.

Overall, more than 23 per cent of those parents polled put the wait for children to drive home late at night as their most stressful time, with 18.3 per cent opting for the wait for exam results.

More than 15 per cent cited a child having problems at school as being high up the stress table.

Other worries included sending a child to nursery, a son or daughter leaving for university and a child leaving home.