Mother and daughter have spent some time with illustrator Tatiana Alida and Victoria took to #Social media to do what any modern parent does, share the results of their handiwork online.

#Harper’s drawing was based on the nursery rhyme ‘What little boys are made of.’It features hand-drawn pictures from Harper and Victoria surrounding the lines from the infamous rhyme;

‘Boys are made of slugs and snails and puppy dog tails. Girls are made of sugar and spice and all things nice’.

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But what was likely to be an innocent post showcasing how proud she was of her daughter’s work soon turned sour. Lady Beckham herself then faced a barrage of abuse from angry Instagrammers regarding their thoughts on the youngster’s pic.

Instagram users accused Victoria of teaching Harper gender stereotypes by telling girls what they should be. Many accused the Spice Girl of conditioning her daughter, and not using ‘girl power’.

Some were quick to try and silence the negative comments and came to Victoria’s aid by saying the pic was cute and it looked as though Harper was following in her mother’s famous fashion footsteps. Many people told others to leave the family alone.

Victoria Beckham is yet to comment on her latest online controversy but then again it isn’t the first time she has faced criticism for her parenting choices. She came under fire when Harper was pictured with a dummy when she was apparently too old for one; and who can forget the social media whirlwind of the infamous kiss picture. David and Victoria both faced accusations of over sexualising Harper when they were shown kissing their daughter on the lips.

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Generally known for being private it seems VB continues to split opinion on social media. Celebrity mum or not, is it okay to judge and shame another parent’s choice? Modern parents have been accused of oversharing, or ‘sharenting,’ but is this cause for opening ourselves up for attack?

Actress Julia Stiles recently posted about the baby items she currently enjoys using but a simple post promoting these brands turned hateful when she was told she was carrying her baby wrong in a baby carrier.

Mum shaming

The definition of mum shaming is now so commonplace on the internet that the definition has even found its way into the Urban Dictionary as; ‘Criticizing or degrading a mother for her parenting choices because they differ from the choices the shamer would make.’

Dubbed the Mommy Wars by popular parenting site Scary Mommy, you can now find online guides on how to deal with mum shamers and how not to be one yourself. Anything and everything is open to critique - from how you choose to feed your child, to what discipline measures you put in place.

Social media has revolutionised how we parent today, and how we share publicly, but is this more of a hindrance than a help when it leaves you vulnerable to attack from others? Does being in the public eye like Victoria Beckham automatically make it okay to barrage her with abuse about her parenting choices?