A mother is branded as a & # 39; lazy parent & # 39; after she told her how to keep her two hungry sons at bay during the long summer vacation.
Shannon James, from Newport, Wales, shared the simple hack Facebook behind her sons Kalem, eight, and Theo, three, continued to ask for drinks and snacks at home.
Inspired by a post on Instagram, Shannon, 27, set up snack baskets for her sons Kalem and Theo, filled with items they could enjoy all day, including: & # 39; Sweets, toffee popcorn, Fruit Winders and Peperami. & # 39;
But after she shared a photo of the baskets, alongside a plastic beverage machine full of orange squash, she was planned on social media as a & # 39; lazy parent & # 39 ;.
Meanwhile, another parent asked the content and said: The items in that basket are actually crazy. I don't want to treat them every five minutes, but let's give them a shot of sugar! Good idea. & # 39;
Shannon James, from Newport, was branded as a & # 39; lazy parent & # 39; after she shared a tip about how to keep her two hungry sons at bay during the long summer vacation (Pictured: Shannon with Theo and Kalem)
However, others praised the mother because she had her young children & # 39; independence & # 39; had learned with her & # 39; brilliant idea & # 39 ;.
In her position, Shannon, a part-time beautician, said: & # 39; Six-week vacation survival package. One of the most difficult moments of the vacation is that the children ask for drinks / snacks every five minutes, so with this idea they can help themselves.
& # 39; The baskets are refilled every morning, but once they are gone, it is gone so hopefully this teaches them not to be greedy and to have some independence.
"Of course this is in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner and fruit is always available for them to help themselves."
Inspired by a message on Instagram, Shannon set up snack boxes for her children with items they could enjoy all day long (photo)
But after sharing a picture of the baskets, next to a plastic drink dispenser filled with orange pumpkin, she was planned on social media as a & # 39; lazy parent & # 39;
But after being criticized for her idea, she edited the post and added: & I will not repeat myself again! I set this up to try to be helpful, I never expected it to blow up and I was rated "lazy parent".
& # 39; I have filled the basket with everything that I have bought as an example for the photo, they will not get that much every day – but yes, on some days they might shoot me.
& # 39; Also as mentioned below there is fruit that they are more than welcome and have no cap, so it is not in the basket. & # 39;
Shannon said: & # 39; It's so crazy how much this message was blown up. People should not be so cruel and judgmental for people behind a screen, their words can be so harmful.
Despite criticism, Shannon has received hundreds of responses from people who praised the idea and said they would copy it at home
& # 39; They are lucky that I am a strong person and that I can absorb the bad comments, but the good things weigh much heavier than light, enjoy the tip or just browse. & # 39;
Despite criticism, Shannon has received hundreds of responses from people who praised the idea and said they would copy it at home.
A user said: & # 39; Great idea! Teaches children about balance and self-control with food. I love it … this is being introduced to my house & # 39 ;.
Another added: & # 39; Well personally I think this is a great idea. If a mother of six with five of them were able to get into the snack box and do this all the time, this idea would be great in our house. & # 39;
& # 39; Great idea, my children would feel so mature when they use this. I also want one for me! & # 39; said a third.
Shannon explained that she saw the idea on Instagram and decided to let her boys shop to pick out a few snacks.
& # 39; I saw the idea on Instagram and thought it was great, & # 39; she said. & # 39; So we went shopping, the boys chose a few snacks that they liked, and when we got home, I filled the baskets with anything, just as an example, they didn't have all of them.
& # 39; I cook homemade meals almost every day, they always have unlimited fruit available and the two are very active, so let them eat treats. & # 39;
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