Actress Tia Mowry feels that parents choosing whether or not to spank their kids is a reflection of themselves.
During an interview with The Breakfast Club, Mowry discussed why she doesn’t spank her kids even though her parents physically disciplined her growing up.
The “Sister, Sister” actress said:
“I grew up being spanked, which it’s awesome and it’s great to an extent, if that’s the way you want to parent. But I see it differently as…If you’re spanking your child, in my opinion, it’s because of you. It’s because of you and where you are in your headspace. You’re impatient. You just want to get this done–over with.”
However, she added that parenting the “non-traditional way” does require a lot more patience.
“If you don’t spank them, it takes more time. You have to talk to them. You have to explain, but I feel like there is, in my opinion, a better outcome.”
“The Game” star added that she wants to have an open relationship with her 8-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter as they get older.
“Not that I’m afraid of my mom, but I don’t want my children being afraid of me. I want them to be able to come to me and tell me anything. “
In contrast, Mowry said her sister Tamera Mowry does spank her children. Nonetheless, the actress feels that she and her sister remained grounded people because of the things their parents taught them rather than the whoppings.
The mother of two said:
“We never allowed the business to define who we are as people. And I feel like a lot of young stars, they can get caught up in that…I never defined myself with fame.”
When it comes to her own children, Mowry said she doesn’t mind her children getting in the acting industry, as long as they do other things as well.
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In fact, her son is making an appearance in Mowry’s new Netflix series “Family Reunion.”
The show will be available to stream on Netflix on July 10.