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From riding a bike to getting a Facebook account - survey reveals when children should reach major milestones

A survey of 2,000 mums and dads has revealed when parents think their children should be allowed certain privileges - and also when they should be reaching particular milestones.

The survey, which was commissioned by My Nametags, spoke to parents which children between the ages of two and 18, and asked them when they thought their children should be able to ride a bike or tie their shoelaces.

Interestingly, 70% of the parents thought that some privileges are granted too soon nowadays.

Parents thought that their children should not have a phone until they are 12-years-old (Credit: Getty Images)

Here is the list of things children should be able to do by that age.

7 YEARS OLD:

  • Ride a bike

8 YEARS OLD:

  • Tie their own shoelaces

  • Put their own clothes in the wash

  • Brush their teeth without help

9 YEARS OLD:

  • Lay the table

  • Start getting pocket money

  • Bath or shower without help

10 YEARS OLD:

  • Put the dishes away

  • Take care of their school uniform

  • Not to lose belongings

  • Understand the value of their possessions

  • Be allowed to choose what they wear

  • Have friends over for sleepovers

  • Go to friends for sleepovers

  • Fold-up clothes when they take them off

  • Get ready by themselves

Parents think children should be able to do their own washing at eight-years-old (Credit: Getty Images)

11 YEARS OLD:

  • Have a tablet device

  • Have a TV in their bedroom

12 YEARS OLD:

  • Walk to school on their own

  • Surf the web alone

  • Own a mobile phone

  • Cycle to school

  • Play at the local park unsupervised

  • Have a laptop

  • Have an MP3 player

13 YEARS OLD:

  • Be in the house alone

  • Go out on their own

  • Go to the shop on their own

  • FaceTime friends

  • Have a computer in their bedroom

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14 YEARS OLD:

  • Have Facebook

  • Have Snapchat

  • Go to town with friends

  • Have their own front door key

  • Have WhatsApp

  • Go to the cinema with friends

15 YEARS OLD:

  • Listen to explicit songs

  • Go on a date

  • Buy their own clothes

  • Have a girlfriend or boyfriend round to visit

  • Drink energy drinks

16 YEARS OLD:

  • Have friends over when parents are away

  • Go out after dark

Do you agree with the list? Are any of them different to how you would raise your children? Let us know over on Facebook and Twitter.

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