Stacey Solomon has spoken out against critics who had negative things to say about her parenting choices, following her decision to homeschool sons Zachary, 10, and Leighton, six, earlier in the year. On Monday's episode of Loose Women, the doting mum opened up about her experience with online trolls after she had revealed that she would be taking her children out of mainstream education. She said: "There were a few comments after I said I was homeschooling the boys about how dumb I am and how dumb they would turn out." Stacey added: "I already have an insecurity which is people say that I am really thick becase of my accent and my personality."
Stacey Solomon hit back at those who criticised her parenting choice
The star went on to say that the comments had made her "feel bad" but that her naysayers were "insignificant" to her. She went on to add: "I know I am not dumb and I know I am not stupid and I shouldn’t be allowing anyone else to make me feel that way. I always made sure I did well in my exams, passing 13 GCSEs. In fact, I never failed an exam in my life." Regarding her children's new way of learning, Stacey added: "At the moment they are responding to it really well and they are learning a lot more in a much more positive way."
The Loose Women panellist with boyfriend Joe Swash and their sons
Stacey often talks about her experiences with parenting, and last week revealed that she had even gone as far as handing her oldest son into the police when he was misbehaving, in order to teach him a valuable lesson. The former X Factor finalist explained that it had worked wonders as Leighton then "faced a harsh reality" where it wasn't just his mum telling him off. She added: "Sometimes it's just not enough, it's just mum telling you off." Praising the police, Stacey went on to say: "It changed my life. I know it might sound like a waste of police time but honestly it changed our life and they were incredible."