Model Rachel Finch recently admitted that she and her husband spends every weekend without their daughter. She has claimed that by dropping her daughter off at her mother- in-law’s home every weekend has allowed her to focus on her marriage to her spouse. She has received a lot of criticism, but is her reasoning for doing this justified?
Finch says that her and her husband take the time on the weekends away from their daughter to work on their marriage and spend quality time together. I understand that spending time with your spouse is important, but is it affecting their daughter? I also understand that having grandparents actively involved in their grandchild’s life is important as well.
The amount of backlash she has received over the past few days is overwhelming. Many of the comments suggest that she and her husband are being selfish while others question their parenting style all together. Others have even supported their decision. Finch thinks dropping her daughter off every weekend is “incredibly healthy for the relationship.” She also says that when her and her husband pick their daughter up on Sunday, they “have 100 percent energy back.”
She also recently went onto Instagram to defend her decision “A Mother should never be made to feel they are not good enough for their child when they are doing everything they can to keep them safe, happy and loved. Only the parents of a child truly know what is best and should always have faith in their decisions. I value dearly the relationship Violet has with her Grandmother and I believe this is one of the most important and influential relationships growing up. I work hard so that I can provide the best future for the amazing soul we have created. I won’t ever stop believing in her or the strength of the family unit.”
There are plenty of people who disagree with what her and her husband are doing and have been quick to respond to her picture. One commentator named MandaLouise said, “Every weekend? Really? Yep I’m judging your parenting. Grow up and stop being selfish. Aren’t weekends for family? Especially your children?!?” Another one, Ryderzmaaa said, “Please do not have any kids. Cherish the weekends with them. She is only going to remember her grandparents and not her parents except for the Instagram pictures you put up to make it seem like you care.”
There are also comments from supporters, like a woman named Susie H. who said, “They say it takes a village to raise a child. Your little girl is lucky to have so many loving people in her life. Your situation is one many parents wish they could have. A happy balanced life. I think that makes you good parents.”
As of May 14th, she has received 3,968 likes and 419 comments.
What are your thoughts on Rachel Finch and her husband dropping their daughter off at her grandma’s house every weekend? Do you support her and think they’re being selfish?