A new survey found moms tend to be the stricter parent in the household, and dads are more of a pushover.  Probably because they think whatever junior did was funny….

However, Dad seems to be the heavy when it comes to bad behavior and punishments.

What makes Mom crazy?  Homework . . . going to bed on time . . . watching TV . . . playing video games . . . cleaning your plate . . . eating junk food . . . drinking soda . . . trying new foods . . . eating vegetables . . . and throwing a ball around in the house.

The survey also asked about something that makes me insane – kids trying to bargain their way out of things.  They found that the average parent spends 24 minutes a day negotiating with their child.

That’s about the time it takes to down two glasses of Chardonnay after dealing with those crazy kids!