Making family decisions, or giving parental advice, can be difficult when you can't find the right words. But it is possibly more difficult for parents to understand and interpret the volumes of information they receive daily from government and businesses.
Whether it's about education, health or financial matters, most of us are frequently faced with jargon. But a recent survey shows that it's Mums who have increasingly more responsibility for managing the family finances. That means less reading of story-books to the children, and more battling through marketing-speak, legalese and confusing technical terminology.