Mum KNOWS BEST

TO HELP OUR PANEL OF MUMS IS HAPPY

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Stacy Gib­son, 28, mum to Shelby, four, says, ‘When­ever I need to bring up a dif­fi­cult sub­ject,

I find it works to use a film or book to draw com­par­isons. For ex­am­ple, find a TV pro­gramme or film where some­one is be­ing gentle and calm with a grand­par­ent, and sug­gest your boys act the same way with their fam­ily.’ Fiona El­liott, 41, mum to Sam, five, and Lucy, two, says, ‘Ev­ery fam­ily is dif­fer­ent, so don’t feel you have to com­pare your sit­u­a­tion. I only re­lied on grand­par­ents for child­care un­til my son started pre-school, and my mum does sleep­overs, too. In­stead of ask­ing, next time you’re all to­gether, look out for any signs of strain or fa­tigue.’

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