This Morning Viewers Left Furious Over Mum’s ‘Shocking Parenting Technique’

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I may as well start this by saying that I’m not a parent. Or at least, not as far as I know.

What I do know however, is everybody’s parenting skills are different. Although now, there’s a gazillion different blogs about bringing kids up and probably even a YouTube walkthrough to help raise your kid from the ages of 0-18.

Parenting seems like a real struggle. You need to teach your kid morals, keep them fed, keep them healthy, let them learn life lessons, teach them how to walk, teach them about the birds and the bees, about death, about alcohol. Everything.

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However while one parent’s technique compared to another’s are radically different, I think one thing we can all agree on is this woman’s methods are questionable.

Enter into the scene Nadia Udin, a mother who weighs her children every morning to monitor puppy fat.

Her reason for the bizarre ritual came after she found out her six-year-old daughter had been bullied for her size. Surely weighing the child to make her aware of her weight isn’t the right way to tackle this? It’s merely going to breed self-consciousness and potentially an eating disorder.

Check out a clip of the interview below:

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Presenter Emma Willis, who has three children of her own, said:

Everyone parents differently but I feel like kids should be kids not concerned with the impact of weight on a scale.

Yet Nadia insisted:

She had an Easter egg but she knew not to have all of it.

She also claimed her daughter probably doesn’t even know she goes on the scales, saying:

If you was to ask her ‘does your mum weigh you in every day’ she’d probably say I don’t know what you’re talking about.

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However Deanne Jade, a psychologist who specialises in eating disorders, explained:

As much as I appreciate your desperate attempts to save your daughter from the pain of being teased and bullied, weighing a child every day, and getting obsessed about numbers, we know is associated with later problems.

As you can probably imagine, Twitter reacted pretty strongly to Nadia’s methods:

Personally, my take on this is – let your child do what they want in those early and free years of their life.

Give them healthy food to eat but don’t weigh them in like a caught shark every morning. Surely it can’t be doing any good?

What’s your take on this?

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Joseph Loftus

Joseph Loftus

Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.