bethenny frankelYikes, things are getting ugly on the Bethenny Frankel/Jason Hoppy divorce front. Since both parties are asking for full custody of their 2-year-old daughter Bryn, a parenting evaluation has been court ordered for Mom and Dad. AKA, someone is going to come to Bethenny's home and watch her parent her child. Violating much?

Bethenny is reportedly incensed over the whole thing, as any parent would be. According to a source: "Bethenny is furious that her parenting style and methods are going to be questioned. Bryn is her whole life, and she doesn’t want anyone to assess her mothering skills." While I understand that this is all protocol and in the best interest of Bryn, I would be furious, too. Nobody likes their parenting to be questioned. And having to parent in front of an audience who's critiquing you? No thanks. 

It's obvious that Bethenny and Jason both love their daughter very much, but why can't they try to work out some sort of joint custody agreement? I can't imagine how hard it would be not seeing your child every day, but Bryn needs both a mother and a father in her life. New York City is a small island -- can't they live on the same block and co-parent? Or even the same building? Perhaps I'm being naive, but it seems sad that the agreement has to be so cut and dried. (And let's not forget -- Bethenny is insanely busy. She just got a talk show. Can she handle Bryn full time?)

I hope for Bethenny's sake that the evaluation isn't too brutal. I don't doubt for a second that she's a good mother. But also, I hope what truly is best for little Bryn is the conclusion that's come to. Bethenny and Jason may not get along, but they both seem like good parents to their daughter.

Do you think Bethenny should have full custody?

 

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