Tia Mowry Says She’s a less Traditional Parent Than Tamera
Tia and Tamera Mowry may be twin sisters but they are very different individuals.
In a recent interview with Yahoo! Parenting, Tia revealed that she is a less traditional mother than Tamera is.
Tia explained that she likes to “go with the flow” when it comes to motherhood and her marriage to Cory Hardrict.
“I’m less traditional than Tamera — she doesn’t co-sleep and I do. I also never pushed my son to walk and I won’t do ‘cry it out’ [sleep training]. Cree only started sleeping in his own bed when he was three and a half. My husband was fine with that,” Tia explained.
And though she and Tamera differ on how they parent their children, they still give each other advice and respect each other’s decisions, Tia explained.
In addition to being less traditional with sleep training and bottle feeding, Tia says she also allows her son Cree to tap into his emotions when he is sad and doesn’t tell him not to cry like parents typically tell their boys.
“I don’t like it when parents are so focused on gender stereotypes and say [to boys], ‘Don’t cry, you’re not a girl.’ I don’t want to take away Cree’s masculinity when he’s upset or aggressive,” Tia explained.
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