12 reasons every mum feels guilty daily_blabber October 14, 2011 Going out to work, turning on kids’ TV for a bit of peace….for time-starved mums, there’s no end to those guilt triggers. But don’t panic – you’re doing a far better job than you think. Here’s why… By Fiona Gibson gu1 gu2‘My child should be with me – not a child minder’ Going out to work is the number one guilt trigger, and no wonder. gu3‘I don’t play with him enough’ Feel guilty because you’re not playing rough and tumble on the living room rug ev From our partner gu4‘My child’s diet is terrible’ Food-related issues are up there at the top of the parental guilt chart. gu5‘I hate having to ask for help’ Although previous generations thought nothing of asking help with the children – in fa gu6‘My child watches too much TV’ We’re constantly told that TV is bad for kids – that is contributes to obesity, h gu7‘I can’t afford to buy him all the things his friends have’ Another sign of modern times – that our children sho From our partner gu8‘I don’t have the time or energy to make baby food’Older generations are often bewildered by the way we consider ourse gu9‘Sometimes I like one of my kids more than the other’ Most of secretly favour one child over the other from time to time. gu10‘I’m too exhausted to read to my child every night’ Yes, it’s lovely to snuggle beside your child with a stack o gu11‘We argued in front of our child’ In a perfect world, the atmosphere at home would be 100% happy all of the time. From our partner gu12‘Other mums manage so much better than me’ We all think this sometimes. gu13Switch off the guilt for good...By fixating on what we should be doing better – a ‘must try harder’ attitude’ &n 1 / 13 Previous Next JOIN THE CONVERSATION FROM OUR NETWORK What's Popular 1How five Gold Coast sisters have come to be known as the 'Aussie Kardashians'. 2'It meant reliving one of the worst moments of my life.' Why #WhyIDidntReport went viral. 3Apparently the Queen was a big fan of The Crown, until she saw this episode. 4'These are the 15 questions my husband and I asked before deciding on a third baby.' 5Meet the woman Kate Middleton was rumoured to be jealous of. FROM OUR NETWORK Want more from mamamia?