Cynthia Bailey

Cynthia thinks NeNe is entitled to her opinion, especially when it comes to parenting.

on Jan 2

Hello everyone! Welcome back to another drama filled episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Let’s jump right on in!

I don't want to "beat a dead horse," but at this point I think that we all can agree that parenting is one of the hardest jobs you can have, and it does not come with a manual. It is individual, and you should do what works for you and your family. If you put twenty parents in a room together, they will all have different parenting styles due to how they were raised and how they choose to raise their children. To each their own! Parenting is a sensitive, controversial subject, so I say to all the mommas and the daddies of the world God bless and good luck!

Thank you to everyone who has had an opinion about this subject. I knew that when I made the decision to discuss this issue that some people were going to agree with my point of view and some people were going to agree with NeNe's point of view. Raising children is not easy, and what works for one child may not work for the other. I am just glad that people are talking about it, regardless of whom they agree with. The common ground that we both share is that we both love our children and want to help them grow up to be smart, successful, kind, and loving people. Kandi and I are the only women on the show with daughters, and I feel a certain connection to her because of this. I think her daughter is about three years younger than mine, so the supervised dating subject is not a issue for her at this time. However, I think we both agree that you have to deal with more issues when raising girls as opposed to boys. Explaining and educating a young girl about menstrual cycles and the possibility of getting pregnant is a conversation that is not necessary for a young boy. I have never been a little boy, but I have definitely been a little girl. Therefore I can relate to the things that my daughter is going through now and will go through as she gets older. I am so appreciative of all the constructive and kind words from all of you regarding the business of motherhood and parenting. That actually sounds like the name of a book that I would love to read and I just might write it myself! Hmm... Stay posted!