It’s kind of sad that working and sleeping takes most of our time, while taking care of elders and children is way down the list. Everyone likes to blame the education system for the troubles we have with our kids, but overworked parents are often the problem… at least that’s what I think. Thoughts?
The figures come from the American Time Use Survey, which is conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The numbers are, of course, averages. So parents may spend much more time, say, caring for children, while people without children will spend no time at all.