Specialists of the Russian job search service conducted a survey and found out that the main thing for the country’s parents is to help children choose a profession and give them an education.
According to the survey results, for most Russians, “putting a child on his feet” means, first of all, helping him choose a profession and giving him an education (72 per cent of parents of daughters and 69 per cent of parents of sons think so). Also, 24 per cent of parents of girls and 23 per cent of parents of boys are convinced that it is important to be able to educate a child. Providing their own housing or at least helping to buy it is important for every ninth respondent raising a daughter (11 per cent) and for every tenth respondent raising a son (10 per cent).
Besides, for 10 per cent of parents of girls and for 8 per cent of parents of boys, putting a child on his feet means providing him with start-up capital or helping financially. Interestingly, fetting grown-up children to work or helping them with employment is more important for those who raise sons than daughters (13 per cent vs. 9 per cent).
In addition, 7 per cent of parents of sons and daughters are convinced that it is necessary to instil in them independence and responsibility, 5 per cent of respondents raising girls and 4 per cent of those raising boys consider feeding and dressing, as well as supporting in everything, to be the most important part of parental duty. Other 5 per cent of parents are sure that “putting their daughter on her feet” means making her married, while only 1 per cent of respondents consider marrying their son to be part of their duties.
To maintain and strengthen health, instilling a love of sports is equally relevant for girls and boys (3 per cent of Russians who took part in the survey said so). Three per cent of parents are convinced that it is important to prepare their daughter for adulthood, while only 1 per cent consider it relevant for sons. Also, 2 per cent of respondents consider it necessary to teach home economics to their daughters and sons. According to other respondents, “raising a child” means developing his talents and abilities, teaching him to think, and just loving him.