Millie Mackintosh admits applying to school for her daughter Sienna after horrific bullying triggers “emotional trauma” from her own childhood
Millie Mackintosh has spoken out about the horrific bullying she faced at school and how she is “determined” her daughter will not suffer the same trauma.
The former Made In Chelsea star shared a poignant Instagram post on Thursday to mark the start of a new school year.
She described how she and her husband Hugo Taylor are in the process of applying to primary school for their eldest daughter Sienna, three, but the experience brings about “emotional trauma”.
“September flies by, I can hardly believe how quickly this year goes by!” With the end of summer and Sienna returning to kindergarten, one thing was constantly on my mind: applying for school!’ Millie began.
She went on to explain how she and Hugo have discussed moving out of their London home and settling outside the capital to help their young family, which includes daughter Aurelia, 21 months.
Speaking out: Millie Mackintosh has spoken out about the horrific bullying she faced at school and how she is “determined” her daughter will not suffer the same trauma
Trauma: Millie previously revealed how her schoolmates once tried to break her nose with a polo stick during her time at boarding school
“We’ve been on a bit of a roller coaster ride over the last year, trying to figure out Sienna’s schooling and the big decision of where we’re going to live. “This school application process feels pretty intense because it’s probably the most important decision we’ve had to make since Sienna was born,” Millie explained.
“Should we stay in London or make the big move to the country?” “We looked at so many options to find out what was best for Sienna and our family.”
“We have finally decided where we want to live and it is an area that is special to both of us, which means we can now focus on visiting and applying to schools.”
Millie went on to explain how bullying during her own school years made her even more determined to make the right decision for her eldest daughter.
“This adventure also brings with it a whole host of other tasks to overcome and to be completely honest, this process also brings to light a lot of emotional trauma from my own school days.” I am determined that Sienna will not do the same to go through.’
“I take the time to thoroughly research schools and make sure they have strong anti-bullying policies, but the thought that she could potentially experience something similar to what I did scares me so much.”
“I know Sienna is ready for school and that she will enjoy it, but as we enter this new chapter there is also an element of embracing the unknown.”
Millie previously revealed how her schoolmates once tried to break her nose with a polo stick.
Milestone: The former Made In Chelsea star shared a poignant post to mark the start of a new school year and explained how she is looking for a primary school for Sienna
Family: She described how she and husband Hugo Taylor discussed moving out of their London home and settling outside the capital
Mother: Millie said: ‘The thought that she could possibly experience something similar to what I went through scares me even more’ (pictured with Sienna and youngest daughter Aurelia, 21 months)
In a 2018 video as part of an anti-bullying campaign, the former Made In Chelsea star described how classmates played the cruel prank on her while she was at boarding school.
In the video, Millie explained: “I was at boarding school and you shared a room with six or eight other girls.”
“And they played a trick on me… by tying a polo stick and making a booby trap so that when I opened the door it would swing and hit me in the face, and that was the joke… to see if they would break mine could nose.’
Millie also described how she took on the role of “Joker” at school as she tried to cope with bullying, which included comments about her height.
The reality star explained how the situation got worse after she started suffering from acne when she was a teenager.