Mum admits to swearing at her daughter

Kristine Tarbert
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

A mum has drawn criticism online for admitting she sometimes sticks her middle finger up at her daughter, when the little one isn’t looking.

Taking to parenting forum Mumsnet, the British mum asked whether she was going a little too far with her sneaky way to take out her frustrations.

She revealed in a post that she sometimes gives her toddler the finger behind her back.

She definitely doesn’t see and it makes me feel better and is always at home, not out and about,” she wrote.

A mum revealed she sometimes gives her toddler the finger behind her back. Photo: Getty

However she said her sisters thought it was ‘appalling’.

And while we all know that kids can be a handful, many parents online agreed with her sisters, saying they did not believe swearing at your child was a good idea.

“It makes me feel a bit uncomfortable to be totally honest with you,” one person wrote.

Photo: Mumsnet

I don’t think it’s really acceptable to be honest. She’ll eventually catch you (and do it to others),” another mum warned.

It’s a horrible thing to do to anyone let alone a toddler,” was another comment.

Sometimes children can be difficult. Photo: Getty

Many however supported the mum’s method of coping with her child, admitting they do it too.

“Don’t feel bad I do this too. Daughter is 13 now and never caught me,” was one response.

I mutter ‘f** off’ quite often to my teenagers under my breath so I’d be very wrong to judge you,” another admitted.

“Ha, I’ve been doing this for almost 17 years. It’s fine, she doesn’t know and you feel better,” one person said.

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