OK, Moms, a little confession time. Sometimes it's hard to be a parent. Sometimes you think unkind thoughts about your kids. Right? You've been there? But hopefully you haven't pulled a Brandi Glanville on your children.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was particularly vituperative during a recent Brandi Glanville Unfiltered podcast, dropping the f-bomb and a string of other expletives. So who had her all riled up? Not her ex-husband's current squeeze, LeAnn Rimes (for once) ... but Glanville's 7-year-old son, Jake.
Yes, you read that right. A mother called her 7-year-old a "f---er," "a complete @--hole" and "a d--k." Perhaps even worse, Glanville went on to praise her 11-year-old son, Mason, for being her "baby."
Way to set the kiddos up for sibling rivalry, Ma!
What Glanville said may be what many parents think: put two human beings together all the time, and there is sure to be at least one moment when one thinks the other is being a "complete @--hole," even mother and child. Not to mention most parents will confess to having a preference for once child over another at some point.
But one of the most important things any parent can do is to learn to keep their trap shut about this sort of thing. You can think it, but you don't say it! At least you don't say it (or write it) in a forum your kids could possibly be privy to -- such as an online podcast.
We can get angry with our kids. We can (make that should) discipline our kids. But we also need to be their number one supporters and providers of unconditional love if we want them to grow up to be well-balanced, emotionally healthy adults.
The best thing a mom who has done what Brandi can do now? Apologize. Apologize. Apologize. And maybe buy a muzzle.
What is the worst thing you've ever said about your child? Did they hear it?
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