Sunday 16 December 2018

'I know already I have a wilful girl on my hands' - Kathryn Thomas plans to play tough on parenting

Kathryn Thomas
Kathryn Thomas
Padraig McLoughlin and Kathryn Thomas
Kathryn Thomas
Kathryn Thomas with baby daughter Ellie
Kathryn Thomas on her first day back at work, filling in for Ray D'Arcy on RTE Radio 1 PIC: Kathryn Thomas/ Instagram
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

RTE presenter Kathryn Thomas has said she already plans to be a strict parent to her daughter Ellie – and “won’t be for turning” on certain issues.

The Ireland’s Fittest Family presenter welcomed Ellie into the world on March 24.

The star said she and her fiancé Padraig McLoughlin plan to be strict parents during Ellie's teenage years.

“I was a difficult teenager at times, myself. Equally, parents are just annoying when you’re 11 or 12,” Thomas told VIP magazine.

Kathryn Thomas's baby daughter Ellie
Kathryn Thomas's baby daughter Ellie

“I’m going to be a strict parent and I already know that and I won’t be for turning with phones and nights out, because I know what I was like, and I know already I have a wilful girl on my hands.”

“Padraig will be strict too. I’m fully aware that Ellie will hate me, many times over.”

Most of all, Kathyrn said she hopes her little girl will travel and will never be afraid to be herself.

 “I hope she’s strong and stands up for what she believes in. And I hope she’s not afraid to be herself,” she said.

Kathryn Thomas and fiancé Padraig McLaughlin with baby daughter Ellie
Kathryn Thomas and fiancé Padraig McLaughlin with baby daughter Ellie

“I’ve never been afraid to be myself or speak my mind and I’ve always been pretty happy in my own skin, and to be able say that even is great.”

Kathryn Thomas's baby daughter Ellie
Kathryn Thomas's baby daughter Ellie
Kathryn Thomas's baby daughter Ellie
Kathryn Thomas's baby daughter Ellie

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