In this week’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers were given a glimpse of new housewife Brandi Glanville’s parenting style. Fans and housewives alike were stunned at her son’s actions in addition to questioning Glanville’s parenting skills.
The housewives and their children attended a BBQ at Adrienne Maloof’s home. After getting out of the swimming pool, Glanville’s son Jake 4 took off his swimming trunks and peed on the grass. While Glanville did half-heartedly tell him not to do that, within minutes, she was laughing about it. Glanville even made the statement, “At lease he didn’t pee in the pool, no one wants to swim in kid’s piss”.
The look on Kyle Richards face was priceless when she realized what was happening. She posed the question, “Can’t you tell him not to pull out his penis at a party and pee on the grass”. Was it poor parenting to not immediately deal with the situation?
In a word, yes it is. As a parent you’re supposed to raise children to respect themselves as well as others. This scenario was out of line for many reasons. Reasons such as:
- It is never appropriate for a child to expose themselves in any way or situation.
- By behaving that way, the child showed no sense of right or wrong, or respect for other people’s property.
- Glanville should have gotten up immediately and redressed her child while explaining to him why his behavior was wrong. Before you say, but he’s only 4, I get that. However, it is never too early to teach a child how to behave appropriately in public.
- Glanville should have sincerely apologized to Adrienne Maloof and the rest of the women for her son’s inappropriate behavior. Instead, she made a joke out of it.
Glanville missed the perfect teaching moment. The minute she realized what he was up too, she should have handled it. She was in the position to discreetly take her child aside and educate him why what he did was unacceptable.
Many of you may think it wasn’t that bad, however parenting a child in the difference between right and wrong is a big deal. The increase in children’s bad behavior and bullying goes hand in hand with the decrease in parental discipline and involvement.
Children are never too young to learn how to act in front of company or out in public. Yet, they will struggle with that if their parents don’t teach them. Also, parents need to also watch how they act in those situations. Kids are mimics, their behavior will reflect the type of parents they have.
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