One Family have polled parents to uncover what aspirations they have for their children’s future, and how they would prioritise.
The most interesting discovery from the results showed the importance that today’s parents place on travel experiences:
- 43.9% of parents want their child to have travelled extensively by the age of 30, compared to 36.7% who want see their child having married or found a life partner.
- Only a quarter (26%) want to see their children having kids of their own by the time they are 30.
- Half of those polled (50.3%) want their child to have graduated from university, while a slightly higher proportion (54.6%) want their kids to be homeowners before they reach 30.
These results have proven interesting, as it would appear modern day parents have a great desire for their children to travel and experience the world before settling down for family life.
Many would presume marriage and having children would top the list, however they have been trumped by getting a job, owning a home, getting a degree and travelling the world.
To support the survey, One Family has produced an interactive guide to aspirations for today’s children – both from a parent’s point of view and through the eyes of a child.
To find out more, and for extra information from the survey, you can find the interactive guide here: http://www.onefamily.com/hub/