Former Saturdays star Frankie, who is mum to sons Parker and Carter with husband Wayne, spoke about her frustrations with people criticizing people’s parenting while out and about
The former Saturday’s star, who is mum to sons Parker and Carter with husband Wayne, spoke about her frustrations with people criticizing people’s parenting while out and about.
Appearing on Loose Women, the 32-year-old discussed with panelists Carol McGiffin, Brenda Edwards, and Christine Lampard whether crying children should be banned from restaurants.
Frankie said that as long as parents seemed as though they were trying to stop their children from misbehaving, they shouldn’t be demonized.
She said: “I just think, sometimes don’t think for a second that mother or that parent isn’t sitting there thinking, ‘Oh my god, please stop crying’ or ‘please stop doing that.’
“With someone who you can tell are making the effort to stop their child from doing that, then what can you say?
“If they’re just sitting on their phone ignoring them and you’re trying to have a nice meal or whatever, then I completely understand. But the word ‘control’… I had someone on a flight come up to me once and say, ‘You need to control your naughty child’ – it’s quite triggering for me!
“And I just lost it with her! Maybe this is the time where I told someone to shut up. I just couldn’t – I argued with this woman.
“I think at one point I told her that she should go and get her own private jet if she can’t handle being with the general public.”
Carol pointed out: “Not everyone can afford that!”
Yet Frankie exclaimed: “But it made me so angry!”
*Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30 pm on ITV