In yesterday’s post we spoke to Hannah, mum of 4, from Cornwall, United Kingdom. Have a read of this insight from Hayley and her parenting experiences.
What annoys you the most about Parenting?
"This is an easy one for me. It's definitely the judging that you feel from other parents. Whether it be the whole bottle or breast debate or whether you let your child have a dummy, to the whole weaning saga, EVERYONE has an opinion and they're not afraid to tell you. I tend to keep my nose out of other people's business, you parent how you want to parent but unfortunately some people like to have an input and recently I've been on the receiving end. Back in 2019 when we announced we were having a baby I was actually stunned by the amount of comments I had, not of congratulations but 'I hope it's a boy for you' comments. Even to the point I'd be in a shop with the girls (all 3 of them) and people would spot my belly and come over and say 'I bet you hope it's a boy'. It made me so angry at the time. But now he's here the comments and judging don't stop! All the time I'll get people say 'you can stop now that you've got a boy' and to be honest I never know what to say back to them, I just get left a bit red faced and flustered by the cheek of their comment. We would have had 4 children regardless, that was our number we had in our head, it didnt matter what they were at all but I guess people are always going to have a comment about everything you do."
Through our Family Insights, we are trying to shine a light on a valuable idea from the previous interview, something that other parents can learn from. Life is not always glamorous and fun, sometimes it involves struggles and difficulties, but we aim to provide honesty and motivation, to understand that happiness comes from overcoming obstacles…