Emmerdale's Charley Webb praised for honest post on the 'tough side' of parenting 3 months ago

Emmerdale's Charley Webb praised for honest post on the 'tough side' of parenting

Emmerdale's Charley Webb has been praised by fans for her honest post about the "tough side" of parenting.

The actress, who has played Debbie Dingle on the soap since 2002, and her husband  Matthew Wolfenden have three sons together: Ace, Bowie and Buster.

And taking to Instagram this week, she shared a candid post about the "tough side" of parenting, admitting: "I think sometimes people aren't honest enough about how full on it is."

 

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"I don’t often manage to get a picture of all 3. It’s my favourite one yet," she began the post. "I’ve found the jump from 2 to 3 huge and I don’t mind saying it. I think sometimes people aren’t honest enough about how full on it is."

"With one, two, three, four, however many you’ve got. It’s ok to admit that being a Mum (or a Dad) is a really hard job. Harder than any other in my opinion," she continued.  "I often look at peoples Instagrams and think how perfect their life looks. It won’t be. Just like mine isn’t."

She explained that while the photo looked as if they "were out having a lovely peaceful, family walk", things soon took a bit of a turn.

"We were, but....Bowie had a full on meltdown after this because he didn’t want me to ‘picture him’ (that’s what he says). Luckily, it was early and it didn’t stress me out," she wrote. "We were outside in the fresh air and we got on with the day. He got over it. Just reminded me to look at a photograph and think about the bigger picture. No ones life is ever perfect and no kid is ever perfect all the time."

Fans flooded the comments section with praise for the actress' "honesty" and "bravery".