It’s rare that I take a page out of any celebrity’s parenting handbook. It’s not because celebrities don’t have valuable wisdom to impart, but rather, our realities are more than a little bit different.
Instead of running lines with my kid on a private plane to Paris or planning their upcoming world tour, my kids and I are running spelling words while I fry up hamburger and fold yesterday’s laundry.
That said, there is one mom who stands apart from the rest for me – Pattie Mallette, Justin Bieber’s mom.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, allow me to explain. From the very beginning, Mallette served a key fixture in the management and handling of her son’s career. She set boundaries, oversaw her son’s professional and personal relationships, and made the Christian faith an important part of his upbringing. But what happens when your kid skyrockets to international superstardom, comes of age and starts acting like an entitled twit? According to Mallette [read more…]