‘Worst day of my parenting life’ Helen Skelton asked to leave playgroup after toddler’s screaming fit

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  • Helen Skelton has taken to Instagram to reveal what can only be described as a stressful parenting experience, in a post many other mums will relate to.

    Mum Helen, who lives in Perpignan, France, with her professional rugby player husband Richie Myler and their 19-month-old son, described the mortifying moment she was asked to leave a playgroup when her little boy suffered an almighty screaming fit.

    The presenter had already shared a photo of son Ernie arriving at the playgroup two hours earlier, although it seems she already had some concerns that all may not end well…

    Sharing a picture of her son heading towards the playgroup, Helen captioned the photo: ‘French play group …. let’s do this …. why do I feel sick ….. #nervousparent #family #mum #toddler #childcare #school #family’

    It seems Helen’s reservations about Ernie enjoying the morning were justified when, just two hours later, she shared a second snap showing her in the front seat of her car with Ernie asleep in his car seat in the back.

    She captioned the pic: ‘Worst day of my parenting life. Asked to leave after 20 mins. Screamed the place down screaming his version of “mama let’s go!” Constantly. #parentfail #kidswinning #mumfail #childcare’


    Helen’s refreshingly honest post has been flooded with messages of support from other parents. One wrote: ‘It’s all part of the tough job that we have as parents…but we are equally fortunate to have such a great job. Take strength from all of us who say it’s normal…tomorrow is another day.’

    Another added: ‘Not a mum fail at all. Gosh it’s so hard. My little boy still has a few tears nearly 3 years on. Think you’re doing amazingly well juggling everything.’

    Helen is currently pregnant with her second child, which she’s due to welcome in the spring.

    She revealed the lovely news in an adorable Instagram snap alongside Ernie and hubby Richie, which saw their little one holding a sign that read: ‘Ready for my partner in crime due spring 2017’