Mum says she tells her children they can co-sleep with her any time they want
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A mother has told her children they can sleep in her room even when they're adults.
Kail Britt, who has refused to use goo goo gah gah 'baby talk' with her kids is not willing to follow 'other people’s narratives of parenting'.
She believes in treating her children like 'humans' and if they need to take a day off school for a mental health break, then they do.
The mum of Will, 13, Dallas, nine, Aiyanna, six, and Archie, two, said she 'used to plan their outfits but now they wear what they want'.
The 30-year-old content creator from Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada said: “I don’t do baby talk.
“I talk to them as regular humans and talk about deeper feelings with them.
“I still talk to them age appropriately but I find baby talk a bit condescending.
“I guide them, I don’t control them.
“I used to plan their outfits but now they wear what they want.
“I let them have mental health days but they don’t misuse them.
“They can take the day off without faking a fever – I’ll just check they are up to date with work and don’t have a test that day.
“By being a gentle parent I let my kids be proud of themselves.
“I used to follow other people's narratives of parenting.
“Now I’ve been gentle parenting for a couple of years.
“There is no such thing as a perfect parent but I’m the best I can be.”
Kail is also happy for her children to co-sleep with her if they want.
She has a separate bed set up in her bedroom if they want to use it.
“They have the option of co-sleeping,” she explained.
“But a lot of the time they love going to their own beds.
“The bed will always be available for them – even when they are 25.
“It’s a safe space.”
The mum-of-four says she will even apologise to her kids if she does something wrong and will give herself a time-out if required.
She said: “I will apologise to them to show adults make mistakes too.
“I have grown up time outs where I will go to the bathroom and take a breather.
“I have affirmations in there I will repeat to myself.
“With my kids we do ‘time ins’ so once the emotions have calmed down we will sit down together and talk about what happened.”