Mum to mum

TO HELP OUR PANEL OF MUMS IS HAPPY

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Too many pressies?

Michelle Hughes,

30, mum to Jes­sica, six, Lu­cas, nine, and Au­tumn, two, says, ‘An easy way to deal with this is to tell her that Santa only brings toys he thinks she’ll use. I al­ways try to think about what things my kids need, in­stead of want, as that helps to whit­tle down the list.’ Tanita Dighton, 28, mum to Ethan, seven, and Law­son, 11 months old, says, ‘In my ex­pe­ri­ence, most of the joy comes from un­wrap­ping a big colour­ful pile of pressies, so I’d sug­gest tak­ing her to a cheap shop and al­low her to pick out a few silly in­dul­gences.’

Stacy Gib­son, 28, mum to Shelby, four, says, ‘Use the time be­tween now and Christ­mas to ques­tion your lit­tle one about her present re­quests. As her mum, you know what things she likes and plays with, so use this to gen­tly steer her in the right di­rec­tion.’

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