This mum doesn’t think single parent deserve a night off.
Paula Winchester, from Staffordshire – who separated from the father of her four-year-old daughter, Leah, before her birth – has hit out at other single mums who go out drinking at weekends, The Mirror reports.
The 30-year-old says she hasn’t been on a night out for more than two years and has slammed the ‘disgraceful, half-hearted parenting ‘ of mums who go out every weekend.
When Leah is with her dad, Paula says she doesn’t use it as an opportunity to drink as she ‘couldn’t be hungover’ while looking after her the next day.
“When parents are hungover, it’s self-inflicted and they lie on the sofa, putting DVD after DVD on, not cooking properly. It’s half-hearted parenting and I think it’s disgraceful.
“Everyone has different views on parenting but I really don’t think single parents do deserve a night off.
The mum-of-one argues that young parents have made the decision to give up much of their freedom to have a child.
“Once you’ve made that choice, your whole life should revolve around your child,” she says.
Paula adds “I think when parents do drink a lot, it has a real impact on children. It’s not good for their behaviour as they need a routine.
“Children need regular bedtimes, set meals and to know what their boundaries are. But when people are hungover they let their children do what they want.
“Their discipline isn’t as strong and it makes children confused. It’s irresponsible.”
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