The U.S. Census estimates about 50% of families are some form of stepfamily. The stepfamily has become the modern family.
Today on the FOX daytime panel talk show, The REAL, during its “Girl Talk” segment, co-host Adrienne Bailon discussed becoming a stepmom to her fiancé Israel Houghton’s four children.
During the segment, Hougton (who is visiting but is shown off set to the side), shares what the kids call Adrienne (“A”) and Jeannie Mai asks what the couple would prefer the kids call here.
“If someone were to say, ‘Who is she?’ What do they say?” Bailon asks Hougton who responds, “They would probably say, ‘My dad’s wife.’ Right, something like that?”
Adrienne disagrees with Loni Love‘s suggestion that the kids may tell their friends that Adrienne is their stepmom, because “it sounds mean,” Bailon states.
Tamera Mowry-Housley then asks Hougton would he be okay with Bailon disciplining the children.
According to our past post about 14 tips for making blended family work, our experts suggests, that the biological parent only should discipline his/her children and the stepparent would only discipline based on rules agreed upon and presented to kids as a couple.”
Adrienne is thus correct in her reply when she tells the audience that she has no intention on sending the kids to their room.
“No, I’m not doing that. We are going to be good cop, bad cop and I am the good one, okay!” she tells Houghton who agrees, ” She’s going to be the good cop.”
WATCH the exchange from this morning!