The Most Practical (and Realistic) Parenting Advice you will Ever Read
Missing your child's performance
While you'd love to share your child's big moment, modern life is hectic and sometimes it's just not possible. If you can accept this, and move on from it instead of lamenting about how bad you feel, your child is far more likely to come to terms with it too.
'When I feel terrible about missing a school play or concert, I try to keep into proportion by reminding myself of the dozens events I have been to,' says iVillager Helen, 39. 'Of course, Esther [aged seven] likes to remind me, "You didn't come, Mummy!" But I'll point out that her dad or gran was there, and on that occasion it just couldn't be helped. Then I quickly change the subject...'