'Dad dancing' tops list of embarrassing behaviour from parents
Published 21/07/2015 | 00:07
Parents who want to embarrass their children are advised to dash for the dancefloor at the first opportunity, according to a new survey.
Researchers quizzed 2,000 people, with children aged five and over, to discover what made their offspring cringe and 42% said dad dancing was the worst thing they could do.
Other choices likely to leave children mortified include public displays of affection and attempting to be down with the kids by using youthful slang.
Parents also revealed how relatively straightforward activities including tidying up and struggling to get to grips with new technology can also cause red faces all round.
The study was commissioned by the Thorpe Park resort which has set up "special dad dancing areas" in a bid to keep embarrassment to a minimum for young visitors.
Its h ead of park operations Andrew Walker said: "We encourage all kinds of dance moves, however we are completely banning air guitar - we appreciate dads will want to dance but we have to draw the line somewhere."