There’s a lot of controversy over the messages kids are getting from pop culture. Will you let your child be exposed to it?
Of course! You can’t escape pop culture. I think it’s really important for your parents to be your parents and to communicate with their children and to lead by example and not preach. Then, your kids will respect and admire you. They won’t make certain decisions because they want to be like you and that’s hopefully the type of relationship I’ll have with my child. I know that’s how I was with my mother. When my friends’ parents told them things, they wouldn’t listen because they didn’t want to be like them, but I wanted to be like my mother. I believed what she said. There were certain things that just made sense because she lived it. And I think that’s how you raise your kids. You can’t blame another adult and their life choices on the choices that your children make.
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