Psychologists have suggested that mothers should take holidays with friends, not family - and this includes leaving the children behind.

Experts are urging tired mothers to go on "mum-cations", holidays without their offspring, to take a proper break from domestic and family responsibilities.

According to psychology professor Dr Nava Silton, these breaks are essential to a mother's wellbeing and, therefore, good for the children too.

Motherhood can be very stressful—whether it's financial stresses, time stresses, just trying to get a whole lot done in a very short period of time," she told Fox5NY.

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"I think it's really important for mothers to be rejuvenated and refreshed."

The numbers don't lie: more and more parents are desperate for a break.

Last year, PureProfile wrote about the rise of the "honeyboomer" trend. Honeyboomers are parents aged 40s and 50s who go on holiday without their children.

Around 55 percent of these honeyboomers say they go on holiday without their kids in order to get a proper rest.

And no one should dare to blame them.

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