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THE A-Z OF PARENTHOOD - L is for 'LAZY PARENTING'

IT CAN'T BE LAZY WHEN YOU DON'T STOP, CAN IT?


Do you remember being pregnant and having an idea in your head about the kind of parent you wanted to be?
I do. My children are going to be breastfed for six months, then eat nutritious, organic food with fruit and water. They’re going to watch minimal television. I mean, have you seen those parents who plonk their kids in from of iPads? No, not me. They will read lots of books instead. They’ll be bathed every night. There’s no way they will have a dummy because crying is just a babies way of communicating when they need something so they shouldn’t be silenced. They will eat minimal treats and I’ll take them to the park all the time. I had visions of being this flawless parent with immaculately dressed children with their hair done daily dressed to perfection. I can do this. I am woman. Hear me roar.
My roar lasted all but five hours before I was jostling to open a pack of dummies in the middle of the night after two hours of solid cr…

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