Roxy Jacenko has once again been forced to defend her parenting style.

The PR Queen was slammed by a fan after she allowed son Hunter, 3, to stay up until almost 10pm playing on his iPad.

In an image shared to Instagram, the 37-year-old is shown curled up in bed with her son, she wrote, ‘No wonder he tells me I’m the best mummy in the world – 9.40pm and we are still ‘working’ on his iPad started at 7pm !!’

‘Poor child’ commented one Instagram user, to which Roxy clapped back: ‘poor child????? I think more likely a very lucky child to have someone who cares so much to sit, spend time to be with him rather than shut him in his room and let him’.

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In a statement to Daily Mail Australia, Roxy explained:  ‘As any parent would know – bedtimes can be challenging – kids don’t want to go to bed in fear of missing out on the fun!

‘Hunter and Pixie are no different – at 3 years old if Hunty wants to spend time with me and practice his reading on reading eggs then so be it.

‘It’s not like he has a board meeting the next day that he needs to be up and at it at 6am! The more time I can spend with him as a working mum the better I say!’

While it is recommended toddlers need 10-12 hours sleep a day, little Hunter may well have had a big arvo nap. Who knows?!

It is not something we would suggest you do regularly but some days you just gotta do whatever works!

Do your kids have a strict bedtime routine or are you fairly relaxed with it?

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  • Surely this is no one else’s business but her own. Each to their own whether I agree with it or not.


  • yeah kids do appreciate routine but it is her child and she will parent how she wants to at the end of the day. maybe she is too busy during the day and this is when she can get her quality time in with her child


  • We had strict routine and it worked for us, but everyone is different. One thing I would do though, is not post it on any website. That would be kind to yourself and to your child.


  • We use a flexible routine. Times vary a bit but they are usually only about an hour of so different unless we go out. Some places they are able to go to sleep in a bed then us carry them out to our car. They may “stir” but are asleep by the time we get to the end of the road we are on. They may or may not partially wake up when we release and get them out of their seat belts because having to move their arms so much.


  • Before kids go to school and if there is one stay-at-home parent, it’s surely easier to be relaxed with bed times.


  • Before the school going days I say enjoy all that free get up and go to sleep when you want time. We have routine now but didn’t back then.


  • Yes we have routines, certainly during the week with school going kids. But we’re happy to be flexible and play with the rules.


  • We always had quite a strict routine. I think routines are good for kids! At around 3 years old, my daughter was going to bed around 8:30 and wake up around 12 hours later. It worked fine for us. No day naps. Those stopped when she was around 17 months old.


  • no matter what she does she gets slammed by critics – sometimes my kids wouldn’t sleep no matter what I did, so sometimes as a mum you just have to go with the flow – it all balances out in the end. At least he is doing reading eggs and not just watching cartoons!


  • We have and like routines but there are also times when things change due to circumstances. I would never critique a mum for spending time with a child.


  • Our routine is 7pm, but if my 3yr old has a nap during the day. I know she won’t sleep till about 9-10pm. It was same with my older child at that age. Some how I would not think this would be a everyday occurrence for Roxy.


  • Each to their own but I do prefer earlier nights for my kids and am consistent on it as I am a believer in routine.


  • Each to their own but it is a bit late for a 3 year old!


  • I wouldn’t do it, but with no idea about the rest of their routine, Im not overly inclined to criticise.


  • Don’t worry my dear you are the best mummy in the world , you care for your with ❤️


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