Christine McGuinness admits family holiday with autistic child ‘still stressful’

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Christine McGuinness recently shared about the extreme measures she has to take to prepare the kids she shares with husband Paddy McGuinness for the holidays.

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Christine McGuinness shared about her child’s autism in January

Christine McGuinness has revealed that she hasn’t been able to relax on holiday since her children were born, because the mother-of-three worries about them too much.

The model, 33, and her husband TV presenter Paddy McGuinness, 48, share three children with autism – twins Leo and Penelope, eight, as well as youngest child Felicity, six age.

The couple were only away with them for a short time, Christine said recently: “We started with a small holiday in Preston, and then gradually we went to Spain.”

Christine – who shared the results of her own autism diagnosis last year – added: “I want to get to the point where you relax and enjoy it. I don’t think I did. I was very stress”.

Christine McGuiness has been married to Paddy for over a decade


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Speaking on their Table Talk podcast – in partnership with McCain and the Family Foundation – the couple advised other parents looking to take a vacation with children with disabilities to do so “gradually”.

Sharing more advice, Paddy commented: “Packaging is too protective. Just worth your peace of mind”.

The couple starred in their own documentary, titled Our Family and Autism, on the BBC a few months ago. It shed light on the medical condition and received rave reviews from viewers.

The couple has three young children with autism.



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The show saw Paddy and Christine meet other parents, professionals, and people with autism. They have since launched their own podcast, Table Talk.

Recent episodes have seen them discuss their lives with children with autism, including mentioning the difficulty of feeding their children breakfast before they were diagnosed.

Paddy admits he was worried about being seen as a “bad parent” because of this, and he was worried what their teachers would think if they found out the kids weren’t eating breakfast.

Christine and Paddy have their own podcast, Table Talks



He revealed that the couple had to cut the food a certain way, to encourage the kids to eat it, with their kids reportedly enjoying the chicken nuggets, and other foods.

And it has been reported that his wife says they still have to be aware of the sensory aspects of food and autism, such as separating food for their children.

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