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The Bachelor’s Alex Nation Hits Back At Critics Who Slam Her Parenting Style: ‘We Make Mistakes’

The Bachelor’s Alex Nation has hit back at online trolls who have criticised her for how she parents her six-year-old son Elijah.


Ever since the 25-year-old won Richie Strahan’s heart on The Bachelor last year, many have branded the blonde as a ‘neglectful mum’ for not spending enough time with her son.

Taking to Instagram, Alex posted a sweet snap of herself cuddling up to Elijah.

“Good night Mumma, you’re the best mum ever” This is what Elijah says to me almost every night before he goes to sleep. Being a parent is tough. Sometimes it’s pure exhaustion and sometimes it’s pure elation. I’m not sure that there is an in-between, I’m personally yet to find it. As mothers/parents, we can often be too hard on ourselves. We put this unrealistic expectation of ourselves to be the “perfect parent”. Truthfully, there is no such thing. We are human, we make mistakes. But mistakes should be embraced because that is how we grow. We learn from our mistakes and keep on keepin’ on. It’s no secret that I have been widely criticised for how I parent my son. People going as far as saying that I’ve neglected him and even further, saying he’s better off without me. It’s interesting isn’t it, how people can feel so entitled to press such an opinion on to others- without even knowing the person personally. What has happened to the act of encouragement and finding happiness in seeing happiness in others? That’s the feel good shit. I guess my reason for this post is I want to extend my love and encouragement to all the awesome Mums and Dads out there who maybe today might be feeling a little discouraged. You are doing a beautiful job. I’m so self aware and I know I am absolutely not the perfect mum, but I give it my all day in and day out and my son is loved abundantly. So, when Elijah says to me “Good night Mumma, you’re the best mum ever”. That’s all the fortitude I need. ❤

A photo posted by Alex Nation (@alexandranation) on


“It’s no secret that I have been widely criticised for how I parent my son. People going as far as saying that I’ve neglected him and even further, saying he’s better off without me,” Alex captioned on the pic.

“It’s interesting isn’t it, how people can feel so entitled to press such an opinion on to others- without even knowing the person personally.”

 

Alex went on to tell her followers that she isn’t perfect, adding: “We are human, we make mistakes. But mistakes should be embraced because that is how we grow.

“What has happened to the act of encouragement and finding happiness in seeing happiness in others? 

“I guess my reason for this post is I want to extend my love and encouragement to all the awesome Mums and Dads out there who maybe today might be feeling a little discouraged. You are doing a beautiful job.”

You go girl! 

See pics of Alex with other famous mummies at The Melbourne Cup last year.

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