Christine McGuinness details struggle as her autistic children ‘get physical’ with her during lockdown

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Christine McGuinness has opened up about her parenting struggles after her autistic children ‘got physical’ with her during the latest lockdown.

The 32 year old often discusses the difficulties she faces with her three kids – seven year old twins Penelope and Leo and her four year old daughter, Felicity.

Christine's three children all have autism and The Real Housewives of Cheshire star refuses to shy away from the daily challenges they face.

But the mum honestly admitted the situation turned "awful" as she shared a WhatsApp message she had sent a close friend.

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Christine uploaded the text, which read: "I totally understand, all three of mine have got more physical with me and each other recently, it's awful.

"I barely recognise them sometimes and I just paint a smile on like everything is fine.

"Thinking of you lots, stay strong. This time will pass."

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Christine and funnyman husband Paddy are open about their sometimes challenging family life in an attempt to raise awareness of autism.

In the caption to the texts, she uploaded a lengthy message.

Christine wrote: "Day 1 : Lockdown 3. This may or may not help anyone but this is ‘real life’ I just want to let my SEN families know you are not alone, I hear you, I understand.

"For me personally I feel good, I am very head strong and I love to stay positive but I can’t deny what these lockdowns are doing to my children.

"My children are not the same little people they were this time last year.

"The pandemic is affecting everyone differently, wether it’s your business, your mental health, a loss of life.. Covid is hitting everyone hard in different ways it’s heartbreaking.

"I pray every day, I hope it passes soon. Thinking of you all, sending love and light to each and every one of you (This image is a message I sent to one of my SEN mummy friends this morning) In it together."

The doting mother does all she can to ensure her children are happy.

She revealed that to make sure they ate on Christmas Day she had to dish up plates of fish fingers and chips for the kids.

Her attitude drew plenty of praise, with one fan saying: "I wish all mums were as good as you."

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