Jean came to Lily’s rescue (Picture: BBC)
It doesn’t help that mum Stacey (Lacey Turner) is keen to take control, leaving Lily feeling as though she hasn’t had the chance to learn how to be a mother.
In tonight’s (September 13) episode, Lily took Charli to the café alongside nan Jean (Gillian Wright), but became overwhelmed when Charli started to cry.
Luckily, Jean was on hand to help Lily comfort Charli, telling her what to do instead of just doing it for her.
With Lily clearly feeling defeated, Jean assured her that it takes time to get used to being a mum, though Lily remained downhearted as she admitted that she didn’t think motherhood was going to be this hard.
Later, after Stacey had put Charli down for her nap, Lily confided in Jean that she was frightened her daughter wouldn’t love her as much as she would Stacey.
Jean was horrified by the suggestion, and wanted to know exactly why Lily felt that way.
She comforted her by explaining how difficult being a mum is, and how it is a job that comes with no training or exams.
While affectionately playing with Lily’s hair, she pointed out that Lily had seen both her and Stacey make mistakes while parenting, but that they just have to keep trying.
Jean was able to drag a small smile out of Lily, but it was clear that she still felt down.
Will Lily continue to struggle, or will she listen to Jean’s words of wisdom and stop being so hard on herself?
Will Lily take on the words of wisdom?