Conscious Parenting With Ferne McCann
In August I was asked to go to Brentwood, Essex to be filmed for Ferne McCann’s reality show, First Time Mum to offer some conscious parenting support. First Time Mum is Aired on ITVBE and has been running since the birth of Ferne McCann’s daughter Sunday, who was born November 2017.
First Time Mum follows Ferne Mccann as she navigates motherhood as a single parent with her daughter Sunday. I was invited into Ferne’s home to help her with Sunday’s tantrums and to provide Ferne with some insight around conscious parenting and how she can consciously parent Sunday.
I hadn’t watched the show however I did a little bit of research prior to meeting Ferne and came across compilations of Sunday’s ‘tantrums’. It was evident that Ferne (and Sunday) needed some support and guidance. Ferne is a young mum spinning all of the plates. A busy, hugely successful entrepreneurial woman in her own right who also is juggling motherhood which we all know can be a great struggle at times (especially as a single parent).
Ferne’s daughter Sunday is almost four years old and for her it’s normal for camera crews to be following her and her mum around whilst they film series 7 of First Time Mum which is to be aired at the end of this summer.
Ferne McCann on This Morning talking about Conscious Parenting
Ferne McCann’s daughter Sunday won over This Morning viewers on Monday when she joined her mum in a lively interview and climbed all over the iconic sofa.
‘Do you mind her shoes being on the This Morning sofa?’ laughed Ferne as her three-year-old meandered her way across the blue settee.
Viewers of the show were delighted by the toddler’s free spirit and gushed she was ‘so cute’ after the boisterous appearance.
Ferne was on the show to promote the new series of her ITVBe show First Time Mum and, in the spirit of the show, the single parents had brought her toddler along for the outing.
‘She can see herself on the monitor,’ explained Ferne as Sunday jumped around in excitement while clutching a toy rabbit.
‘I’m so sorry! Like any other three-year-old’ added the reality star as her child jumped around with abandon.
But This Morning’s hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford didn’t seem to mind as they fawned over a drawing the toddler had sketched for them before coming to the studio.
Ferne shares Sunday with her incarcerated ex-boyfriend Arthur Collins, who is serving over 20 years in jail for an acid attack.
During the interview, Ferne revealed that she tried to use ‘conscious parenting’ with Sunday that ‘encourages you to sit with their tantrums and not suppress their feelings’.
And the method was clearly working as fans quickly took to Twitter to gush about the toddler’s energetic cameo.
‘Ferne’s daughter Sunday is so cute,’ wrote one fan alongside two love heart emojis.
‘Think Ferne should have bribed her daughter before going on the tele. Be good and ill get you a present after,’ quipped another.
‘Ferns daughter in the studio,’ joked a third viewer alongside a video of a man jumping around on a sofa with a disco effect added.
The mother-daughter appearance comes after Ferne admitted earlier this month that she still wants to find happily ever after following her unexpected split from Jack Padgett in June.
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