Friday, March 15, 2013

Mama Rock

Ran across an article a few days ago about the comedian Chris Rock's momma, Rose Rock. She's been a mother, a foster mother and a substitute momma for a grand total of 32 children all together. She's been very successful at raising children in our fractured and confusing world, so successful that she's written a book about her methods titled, "Mama Rock's Rules: Ten Lessons for Raising a Houseful of Successful Children"

In the Coastal Observer interview Mama Rock had this to say about children's beauty pageants.

She calls “Toddlers and Tiaras,” the children’s beauty pageants, another horrible idea. “One name,” Rock said, “JonBenĂ©t Ramsey. Need I say more? Who wants a 6-year-old to look 22? When you do, how many predators are out there looking at that. It’s the sickest thing I’ve heard. Parents are living through their children. Every little girl should be a princess, but she should be daddy’s princess or mommy’s princess in the house. I’m not supposed to exploit you. Do you think a 5-year-old wants to be tortured having her hair pressed? Honey Boo Boo’s mom gives her a mixture of Mountain Dew and Red Bull — she calls it go-go juice — so she will be awake and smiling when she should be in her jammies in bed.”
Wise words indeed!

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