House proud moms don't let kids paint at home

275x250.jpgMillions of house proud mums won't let their kids paint or draw at home - in case they make a mess, it has been found.

Researchers say one in two mothers would rather ban messy children's pastimes than spend hours cleaning up after them.

In fact, many mums would rather their kids to watch TV and play computer games instead and half of the 2,000 polled said they're on edge if their children start drawing or painting in the house.

The study revealed the extent to which mums are obsessed with keeping the house tidy - with plaster of Paris, charcoal and modelling clay banned in one in ten homes.

One-in-five also said they won't even put their children's art work on display in the home because they are concerned that it will look untidy and won't match their decor. Really. 
A spokesperson for THQ, which carried out the study of 2,000 mums, said: "The decline in drawing among children is worrying because this is how young people express themselves, interpret their surroundings and exercise their imaginations."

A spokesperson for THQ, added: "Parents are increasingly house-proud and have huge time pressures."

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