The tiger mom versus the mom who had no follow through -– Wow! These ladies really put me to the test, because neither in my mind had the right answer when it comes to parenting. As with almost everything I can think of, you need balance (not a thing I found with these moms) and the ability to be flexible so that you can nurture your child's individual personality -- there is no one size fits all when it comes to parenting!
Can we stop for a moment though and comment on Jessica's pink, club-tastic closet? I know, I know, I digress! I felt like I needed a martini while I was standing in there. If I had a closet like that, it would be hard to ever actually put on jeans. I think I'd come out constantly over-dressed and definitely in head-to-toe sparkles!
I am sure the sleep training probably seemed a little harsh, but as any parent knows, to be good at it one not only needs to sleep but your child needs to have sleep and healthy doses of it. A child with an unhealthy and interrupted night time ritual and sleep pattern often has problems at school and is far less happy during the day. I mean it's obvious being tired is no fun for anyone, especially not a little one.
Rosie, you seem like such a sweetheart! I absolutely love your accent and I hope it doesn't change much. It's charming!
I realize that you must use some of your most intense clients for your show, but even if they are only 5% of who you deal with, I don't know how you do it. You are remarkably patient and kind. I'll bet you are a fantastic mother!
Best wishes to you!
Rosie, I just love you. I am a mother of two grown sons and grand-mother of 5, and number 6 is due in January 2013. I really enjoy watching your show. Congratulations on the birth of your daughter Vivienne. xo
Rosie don't get upset about posts that focus on your speech.And don't worry AT ALL at the thought that your husband sometimes "doesn't understand" you when you speak.This trait in husbands is not only the norm but is beneficial! It's not that he doesn't understand you-it's that he stopped listening at some point.Again-normal and desirable.Try catching yourself when you stopped hearing him! It will surprise you.That said,I've never had any trouble understanding you.I believe that you are very easily understandable.I have no interest in babies or children so I was happily surprised about your show.Those that grouse about the income of some of folks you help crack me up! The entire point of these shows is to look at something other-something that you didn't know existed.Congratulations on your professional and personal success!