You start adopting the same habits and attitudes including watching the same TV shows after the first few years of being a new mom
Ladies, if you thought you will never be like your mom because she drove you nuts when you were a teenager, think again! Science says that at the age of 33 we turn into our mothers. We pick up the same habits and tastes like our mothers.
According to Sun UK, a research by a Harley Street surgeon found that daughters start mimicking their mother’s attributes and interests, a few years after their first child. Since the average age when women in the UK give birth is 30.5 years, 33 falls in the first few years category. For men, the age they start mimicking their fathers is 34 and the average age of a new father is 33.5 years. Becoming parents has much to do with this, says the scientist.
"We all turn into our parents at some point in our lives - and that is something to be celebrated. Becoming parents is the main trigger, and lifestyle factors are also important," said surgeon Dr. Julian De Silva.
Among those surveyed, of which there were 2,000 men and women, more than 50% women said that they began acting like their moms in the first half of their 30s compared to rebelling in the previous years. According to experts, the first signs are watching the same TV shows, having similar interests in hobbies and using similar phrases.
Men also morph into their fathers around the same time. The telling signs for men are similar political views and a liking for the same kind of music. This is also when men finally learn to switch off lights when getting out of a room.
According to his research, the older we get the more we feel that we look like our parents as the similarities start setting in with age. "It is an inevitable part of aging but a process lots of people want to put off for as long as possible," De Silva added. "It is one of the reasons why the average age of first-time cosmetic surgery is coming down for both the sexes too."
Another study suggests that 34 is the age when women are at their peak. It is also the best possible age to give birth. A study in the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour found that those who delayed pregnancy to 34 had fewer complications and were emotionally mature and financially secure to take the grand step into motherhood. However, paradoxically, a year later, women are at their most stressed because they are juggling parenthood and work. It is also likely that a woman would start IVF at 35 if they have been unsuccessful in getting pregnant, reports Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
The 30s are full of crucial decision making in the life of a woman. It is also when we come into our own, professionally. At 38, a woman is likely to take a career break and travel without her career paying for it while 39 is when we’d be earning the peak salaries.