If you’re heading towards your early 30s, brace yourself – you’re about to turn into your mother.
According to new research, women start morphing into their mums at 33-years-old, while men start turning into their old man at 34.
Surgeon Dr Julian De Silva’s study found that women begin acting like their mums a few years after having their first bub. The average age of first-time mums in Australia is 28. Dr De Silva polled 2000 men and women and found that more than half said they began behaving like their mothers between the ages of 30 and 35.
Why is it so?
Apparently, becoming a mum makes us more like our mum.
“We all turn into our parents at some point in our lives – and that is something to be celebrated,” Dr De Silva explained. “Becoming parents is the main trigger, and lifestyle factors are also important.”
He said that while parenthood is the main trigger towards our morphing into our mums, the second is starting to look like her.
“It is an inevitable part of ageing but a process lots of people want to put off for as long as possible. It is one of the reasons why the average age of first-time cosmetic surgery is coming down for both the sexes too. For women, it is now 37 and for men it is 43. More people are trying to delay this onset of middle age to improve their appearance and levels of self-confidence.”
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