Single Mom Madonna Admits She's Too Soft on Her Kids (VIDEO)

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madonna lourdesHuh. I never thought I'd relate to Madonna on a mom-to-mom level, but when I heard her reaction to that now-infamous shot of 15-year-old daughter Lourdes smoking a cigarette, well ... Madge, I totally get where you're coming from. Seriously, we should do coffee sometime.

First of all, not surprisingly, Madonna says she "wasn't very happy" about the picture.

But then the single mom made an admission I found very interesting (as a fellow single mom).

Raising four kids on her own, Madonna says she tries to be a "tough" parent ...

"But honestly, I don't think I'm as tough as I should be. I think I need to be maybe tougher. It's hard -- every day is a negotiation."

You said it, sister. Every day is a negotiation. And I think that's especially true for single mothers who can't always call for backup. Think of it this way: For those of us with more than one kid, we're always outnumbered. Of course I'm pretty sure Madonna's life as a single mom looks a lot different from mine; still, I understand the challenges of presenting a united front when you're a solo unit.

I'm also pretty sure Lourdes won't be lighting up again anytime soon, at least not in public, as her mother makes one thing very clear:

"Cigarette smoking I'm not very fond of -- for anyone."

Not very fond ... not very tough, but it's a step.

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nonmember avatar kaerae

Why the focus on her being a single mom? There are good and bad, strict and lenient mothers who are both married and single. This is about a permissive mom, not about a single mom. BTW, Lourdes has had her dad in her life since birth, any responsibility on him?

Stacey. Stacey.

Lourdes doesnt exactly have a "pure" role model for a mother either.

Mrscj... Mrscjones

@ Stacey that's what I was thinking. She cant tell anyone what not to do because as old as she is she think it's cool to still act like a care free 20 year old.

zandh... zandhmom2

Can you relate to Madonna as a single mom? UMM...NO. I can't even relate to her as a mom period.

Histo... HistoryMamaX3

People cannot relate to Ann Romney because of her wealth... but this doesn't stop us from being sisters with good ol' Madonna? Yeah, right. lol She doesn't even live in the same universe and the majority of us and has EVERY opportunity to provide her children with nothing but perfection.

femal... femaleMIKE

I wonder how she got a hold of the cigarette. Isn't she guarded by security guards and a nanny. Madonna needs to figure out how she got it.

MeAnd... MeAndTommyLee

So MANY issues with this article.  Umm, first Mama Madonna has or still does smoke herself.  Referring to her is a single mom is an insult to single parents given her fortune, handlers, nannies etc.  I doubt Madonna does anything for herself sans swallowing her own food.

Most curiously, Madonna is the one that spread it ALL for a porno `coffee table' book some years back.  I wouldn't think she'd give a crap about her kid smoking.  It's an `act'.


jessi... jessicasmom1

I like Madonna ..  I see into her as a person and see she is a single Mom , now she may be rich and have things we all don't .. she needs to bring this to attention , I think children live as examples . If Mom or Dad smoke so will the child or children........ 

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