A quirky poll of 2,000 adults found half believe they are morphing into their own mum or dad.
And on average, this transformation happens at precisely 32-and-a-half years of age.
Other signs one is turning into the person that raised them include the realisation you now dress for comfort instead of style and relying on your kids for tech support.
While 24 per cent were met with the dawning realisation that during arguments in their own younger years, their parents were actually right all along.
Louise Care, for research agency OnePoll, which carried out the study, said: “We learn how to be parents from our own parents – who else?
“So, it’s no surprise to find many adults consider themselves mini-versions of their own mums and dads, at some point down the line.
“It’s interesting that many of the signs you’re becoming a parent are very personal things – that all parents seem to do.”
The study also found just under a quarter (23 per cent) of adults polled find themselves using the same phrases as their parents, including ‘You’re not going out dressed like that!’
But women are slightly more likely to report transforming into their parent than men – 50 per cent compared to 47 per cent.
And 84 per cent believe it was only after having kids of their own, they realised how much their behaviour had started to mirror their own mum or dad.
Of those who believe they are going down that path, nearly two thirds (63 per cent) don’t mind this destiny.
But 42 per cent have actively tried not to become their parent, even if, for 79 per cent, it is eventually inevitable.
Another four in 10 believe starting to turn into a parent made them feel closer to them – and a cheeky 84 per cent of those in relationships will wind up their

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