Let Kids Be Kids And Parents Be Parents

posted by John Baibak - 


Believe it or not we aren’t done talking about the Super Bowl.  This time the controversy is over what Mrs Tom Brady said to her kids after the Pats lost to the Eagles.

If the quotes are accurate she tried to console her two kids who were distraught after daddy failed to pull off one more miracle.

She told the two kids, one of which is five, that “Daddy won 5 times …. And sometimes you have to share and let someone else win.”

Social media is going crazy over that saying that no one “let” anyone win.

People defended her because English is not her primary language.  Gisele Bundchen is Brazilian.  People blasted her for her comments just as harshly as you can imagine.

But you know something?She doesn’t need to defend how she handled the case.  I would imagine that a lot of parents would tell a 5 and 8 year old the same thing and the same way.  And, it is something the kids can understand from a loving parent.

I get that sports stars are always in the public eye but can’t we let mom and dad have a teaching moment the way they wish.  Their kids and their rules.

You know something.  It’s probably not the first time that a parent has struggled to try to make sense out of disappointment.  Explaining sadness to a young mind who always look up to mom and dad.

I did.  You did.  Why can’t The Bradys.

Sue Atkins said, “There is no such thing as a perfect parent.  So just be a real one.”

I would say she was.

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)



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