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Following a conversation with her sons about police brutality, Dr. Wendy Osefo is praising her eldest child for how he handled the difficult discussion.
The Real Housewives of Potomac cast member took to Instagram on September 13 to applaud her son Karter's active participation in their talk and his enthusiasm for wanting to make the world a better place, citing inspiration from Martin Luther King Jr. in the episode.
"My Karter. So proud of mommy’s 1st born. Parenting in today’s world is not easy, but knowing [my husband Eddie] and I have raised an amazing young man who wants to make a difference in our world brings the greatest joy to my heart. Love you beyond," Wendy captioned a sweet photo of herself and Karter taken during the time of their conversation on RHOP, along with "#RaisingKings."
Wendy opened up more about her and Eddie's decision to speak with Karter and his younger brother Kruz about police brutality in The Real Housewives of Potomac After Show, which you can view, above. "For my children, they have lots of questions, and I had to come to the decision of whether or not to tell them the truth or shield them from reality," Wendy said. "What Eddie and I came to the conclusion with was the fact that we rather have them hear the hard truths of the world from their parents and not for them hearing someone else explain it to them."
In the episode, the RHOP couple spoke to their sons about the Black Lives Matter movement following the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, which Wendy had been commentating on in the news at the time. "Unfortunately, Eddie and I had to have that hard conversation with our 8-year-old and our 6-year-old and let them know that A, not all cops are bad, but also let them know that unfortunately, because of the color of their skin, there are some judgments and prejudice that comes with it," Wendy said in the RHOP After Show. "And it is grossly unfair, because while I am a Black mother, and I have to shatter my sons' innocence, my white friends don't have to do the same."
Wendy added that the "conversation was completely heartbreaking." "But I think where Eddie and I excelled, if I can toot our own horn, is the fact that we had the conversation, but we let them know that just because the world can be mean doesn't mean they are less than. Just because you have Black skin doesn't mean you are any less better than your friends who have white skin," she shared. "I think it's really important for parents to build their children up while having these hard conversations."
Wendy has a lot to be proud of when it comes to her kids these days. Sons Karter and Kruz recently walked their first runway shows during New York Fashion Week. "Mommy is so proud of you both!" Wendy gushed on Instagram on September 10.
Her youngest child, daughter Kamrynn, also just started pre-school at the end of August. "Today, my baby girl [Kamrynn] started pre-school and I don’t know where time has gone. I literally just had her yesterday," Wendy captioned a series of photos of her daughter's first day of school last month. "Sending love to all our kiddies who are starting school and hugs to all parents who will be crying all day like me."
Photo: Dr. Wendy Osefo/Instagram
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