IT’S no shock that being a parent is tough – having to juggle everything can be a real struggle for many.

One stay-at-home mum has revealed the five mistakes she made with her kids that she massively regrets.

TikTok mum Shab, known on social media as ‘not2tooshabby’, from Vancouver, Canada, wants to urge other parents to not do the same, as she explained she would never do these things again. 

So if you want to be more present with your children and enjoy watching them growing up, here’s some advice.

Shab uploaded her video to TikTok with the caption ‘5 things I'd never do again’.

She explained: “Five things I’d never do again after working as a stay-at-home mum for 25 years.”

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The first thing that Shab regrets is not letting her husband spend enough time with her children.

She said: “I used to get so mad when my husband would get home late from work, which would be like every day and it was past the kids’ bedtime and he would want to stay up and read to them and I regret not letting him do that enough.”

Her second regret involved her spending too much time doing household chores and not being present enough.

She continued: “Number two, I should have been more present, so when they wanted to sit down and have a chat with me, instead of being so busy cooking and cleaning and saying ‘I don’t have time for this right now’, I should have just stopped what I was doing, sat down and had a conversation with them.”

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As well as this, the mum revealed that she wished she would have spent more time playing with her children.

Shab explained: “Number three, I would have played more, instead of being so concerned about driving to soccer practice and hockey practice, I should have done a few less activities and just hung out with them more and just played.”

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What’s more, Shab wished that she let her children decide for themselves what they would wear.

She added: “Number four, I would have let them choose their own clothes and let them wear what they wanted to wear, instead of controlling how they looked and trying to make them look so perfect all the time.”

And finally, the stay-at-home mum revealed that she wished she told her children more about religion.

She concluded: “Number five and some of you might think this is a little bit controversial – I would have talked to them about God and faith a bit more”.

Shab’s video has clearly impressed many as it has racked up a whopping 329.8k views.

It has 28.1k likes, 1,257 comments and 836 shares.

Many TikTok users praised Shab’s honesty and agreed with her advice for things not to do.

One person said: “I love your intro of “working as a mom for 25 years”. It is work! I wish I had played more & worried less about the “mess”.”

Another added: “Such great advice for all young wives and mothers”.

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A third commented: “As a young mom, I appreciate this insight!” 

Someone else said: “Thank you so much for this. I have a 1 & 3 year old. Slowing down and giving them more love and attention for sure”. 

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