Tuesday 26 September 2017

Why it's crucial for parents to take a guilt-free break from relentless childcare

'Parents need to remind themselves that they are people too' Stock image
'Parents need to remind themselves that they are people too' Stock image
Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty

While family holidays are lovely, let's be honest, there is nothing a parent craves more than a child-free break. So why are parents so reluctant to take them?

The first time I left my first-born child, I cried the whole way to the airport. I was going to London for one night for work and I was terrified about leaving him, even though he was in safe hands with my parents.

However, if I'm being honest, by the time I actually boarded the plane, I realised that being alone was pretty nice.

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