You might think Jada Pinkett-Smith, Whitney Houston and Brandy Norwood are the last people on earth who should be offering parenting advice to anyone. But they don’t feel that way.
Jada, Brandy and Whitney were recently asked their best piece of parenting advice. Their answers gives some insight into the environment that their over-indulged, spoiled brats are being raised in. Don’t be surprised when these children act out and begin to abuse drugs and alcohol at a young age.
Here’s what the ladies had to say.
Jada Pinkett-Smith allows her kids to raise themselves:
“Staying out of kids’ space can teach them to be responsible for their own decisions and mistakes. Is it their room, or are they borrowing the space while they’re living in your house? If it’s theirs, then they should be able to do whatever they want with it. If it’s their clothes, they have the right to do whatever they want with those clothes. We have to give them some freedom to be who they are.”
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Singer Whitney Houston doesn’t set limits on 16-year-old Krissy’s behavior:
“If [Krissy's] angry, I allow her to say, ‘Damn! I’m so frustrated today!’ I want her to count on me to try to understand what she’s going through. No damnation, no condemnation, nothing that’s going to make her feel like she can’t come to me.”
Singer Brandy Norwood wants to be her 8-year-old daughter Sy’rai’s best friend:
“A lot of mothers feel like they’re the mom first, with that authority,” Brandy told Parade. “But for me, I’m a friend first. I believe that just being there for my daughter as a friend more than ‘I’m in charge’ causes her to be more open with me as a person.”
Here’s what one expert says about immature parents, like Brandy, who strive to be their children’s friends:
“I think parents often make the mistake of making their child their confidante. The child is not morally, emotionally or intellectually prepared to play that role.” READ MORE