Kids reveal what they need for a ‘normal’ life


In the hustle and bustle of daily life, do you sometimes struggle to spend as much time with your young ones as you'd like?

It seems that this is the case for many of us parents, as a sizeable number of the youngsters polled in a survey from the Children's Society said they want to spend more time with their family.

The children said they particularly miss having family holidays or one-off day trips away from home.

While the rigours of working life and commuting can reduce the amount of time you have to spend with your loved ones, there are some key time-saving tips that could help you manage your days more effectively.

Overall, the Children's Society's survey found that youngsters deemed "materially deprived" - because of a lack of things like quality family time - face a much higher risk of being unhappy than other kids.

In addition to family holidays and trips out, children cited pocket money as something they really need to lead a normal kind of life.