Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Madonna's Daughter Caught Smoking: How Parents Talk To Teens About Their Own Pasts

Huffington Post, March 28, 2012

"In light of Madonna's behavior over the years, it might be tempting to point a judgmental finger her way whenever her children do, well, just about anything. Case in point: Photographers captured 15-year-old Lourdes, cigarette in hand last week, and the New York Post promptly speculated that she'd picked up the smoking habit from Mom.
It all seemed too easy: Madonna was puffing away in her new 'Girl Gone Wild' music video, and the teen obviously had caught a bad habit.
But the thing is irresponsible behavior isn't necessarily contagious. At some point, even if your wildest days were nothing like Madonna's, odds are your children will get into trouble. Whether it's smoking, drinking or something harder, you'll have to address the issue and any skeletons in your closet may make those conversations tricky." Read More

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