14/08/2014 12:50 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Parentdish Survey The State Of Parenting Today

New research from Parentdish: A third of parents have a favourite child

New research from Parentdish released today shows a third of mums have a favourite child.

In our extensive survey of 2,212 mums and dads - The State of Parenting Today - the shocking news was that 34 of dads admitted to having a favourite child.

Over half of the parents we asked - 54 of mums lie about holiday plans, and 18), with only 10 of mums agreed with this - or perhaps we're too bossy about the 'right' way.

Our research also highlighted the difficulties and pressures of raising a family, showing that although overall outlook was positive and that British parents are happy, 42 felt that they were going through a stressful time, and – perhaps surprisingly – only 6 of parents said it was all worth it though.

Of those parents surveyed, 42) and money (38 and David Beckham top of the pops with 20VIRTUAL-Gallery-146233%