Kirstie Allsopp; Violent top tips for parents.
On Channel five’s ‘the Jeremy Vine show’, ‘Location Location Location’ star Kirstie Allsopp admitted to punishing her children’s bad behaviour by violently smashing their ipads against a table.
Look we understand, when children continually break the rules, they need to be taught a lesson. But destroying their possessions doesn’t really send the right message. What are they going to take away from that, violence solves everything?
On Vines show, Kirstie said “There is a game called Fortnite and another PUBG and I decided… we had made all sorts of rules and all sorts of times when we said you can’t play them and all those rules got broken and in the end I said: ‘Right that is it, I have to physically (break them).” Obviously, there was no other way to remedy this situation. Oh hang on, going out on a whim here, but what about deleting the game? Crazy Right?
Smashing something doesn’t make you an admirable person. It shows you have a short temper and now you are trying to defend your actions. Jo frost aka Super Nanny tweeted saying “@KirstieMAllsopp Thank you for your honesty, however, yr demand for respect with yr intimating actions would have now taught yr children exactly the opposite of what ultimately you were trying to achieve. If u are up for receiving parental advice? would be happy to help — Jo Frost.” Even a professional disagrees with Kirstie’s parenting methods.
On TV, Kirstie looks like butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth. In what world is it acceptable to violently break someone’s possessions. Kirstie has tweeted her response to the controversy stating ‘If you found your kids with a packet of cigarettes would you say “I won’t destroy these because they are worth a tenner but please don’t smoke?” No, of course, you wouldn’t.’ Yes, Kirstie because a packet of fags and an iPad are the same. That’s why ipads can only be used in designated areas and also give you lung cancer.
There are many families around the UK who struggle to make ends meet, saving every penny to buy their kids a birthday or Christmas gift. Dreading the thought the kids ask for something expensive or even ask why does Santa bring my friends better gifts?. Allsopp could have easily donated those tablets to a charity shop or flogged them on eBay and donated the money to a good cause. Obviously, Channel Four is paying her too much, she’s out of touch with the real world. Next time think about helping someone else rather than your TV career.