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Study: When Do Children Start Appreciating Parents?

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Parents know best, but apparently children don't believe that until they're in their late twenties.

A new study found that children don't appreciate their parents until they turn 27.

Only one out of four people surveyed say that they valued their parents when they were teenagers, and almost three out of four admit not giving parents enough credit during their turbulent years.

There was also a gender gap, according to the survey. Twice as many women than men say they'll turn to their parents for help when it concerns money or domestic problems.

The study, by Paramount Pictures, shows that appreciation comes after comparing how others were raised. Women also say that they learn the importance of their family when they have children of their own, whereas men tend to change their feelings about their parents when they land their first job and leave home.

2,000 families in the UK were surveyed for this study.

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