She is known for her outspoken ways, which have often resulted in backlash and online trolling, but Australian blogger Constance Hall is not about to sugar-coat her experience of parenting.
Constance took to her ever-popular Facebook page this week to share an insight into how she handles living with son Rumi, whom she describes as a ‘violent child’.
Branding him a ‘little monster’, Constance gave an example of the kind of behaviour Rumi exhibits on a daily basis.
“Today I turned my back for a split second and he had backed Snow into a corner and was kicking and hitting her with force…I pulled him away and hugged Snow, Rumi went on to kick Arlo. He lashes out – it’s just who he is,” she explained.
She went on to reject claims that a ‘violent’ child has 'obviously' been subjected to or witness to violence in the home.
“I can tell you one thing I know for sure, my household has a lot of s**t things…but one thing it is not is violent. My three other kids are gentle. Somehow I just got this gang member throwback,” she added.
She was praised by her followers for revealing how she handles little Rumi's outbursts – with ‘extra snuggles, extra kindness and extra kisses’.
“It’s our responsibility to keep violence away from all kids, but if you have one with a particular interest in it then you MUST give them the extreme opposite,” she wrote.
Constance’s legion of fans were quick to praise her account, with many sharing their own experiences and advice.
“My mum always said, ‘You cannot punish a smack with a smack.’ What does that teach? Nothing,” one mum responded.
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