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Parents should raise their boys to be ‘more like women’, says former Countryfile host Julia Bradbury

Parents should raise their boys to be ‘more like women’, says former Countryfile host Julia Bradbury

  • Julia Bradbury says her partner is often on call for emergencies when she is away
  • She asked why it was less acceptable for men to leave work to look after children
  • Miss Bradbury, 48, said parents should raise their boys to be ‘more like women’ 
  • She has twins Xanthe and Zena, now three, and also has a son Zephyr, aged seven

Miss Bradbury had twins Xanthe and Zena, now three, at the age of 44 following IVF. She also has a son Zephyr, aged seven

Parents should raise boys to be ‘more like women’, Julia Bradbury has claimed.

Explaining her partner is often on call for emergencies when she is away filming, the former Countryfile host, 48, asked: ‘Why is it not so acceptable for the father to run off from work to the child who has fallen over in school?

‘The workplace needs a cultural shift where it is as important for men to have family time as it is for women. There’s a great expression, which goes something like: “We bring our daughters up to be more like men. When will we bring our sons up to be more like women?”’

Miss Bradbury had twins Xanthe and Zena, now three, at the age of 44 following IVF. 

She also has a son Zephyr, seven, with her partner, property developer Gerard Cunningham. 

‘Gerry’s a very loving, caring parent, and his cuddles are as important as mine,’ she said. The full interview is in Hello! magazine, out now.  

Explaining her partner is often on call for emergencies when she is away filming, the former Countryfile host, 48, asked: ‘Why is it not so acceptable for the father to run off from work to the child who has fallen over in school?'. Julia Bradbury is pictured with her partner, property developer Gerard Cunningham

Explaining her partner is often on call for emergencies when she is away filming, the former Countryfile host, 48, asked: ‘Why is it not so acceptable for the father to run off from work to the child who has fallen over in school?’. Julia Bradbury is pictured with her partner, property developer Gerard Cunningham

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