Celebrity Baby Scoop: “…Realize that you’re not there to be your child’s friend, you’re there to be their parent. And it’s not a popularity contest – your child might not always like you. As long as your child respects and loves you, that’s what it’s all about. And try to be consistent. I think children crave discipline because they see it as attentive and loving – as long as it’s administered in a loving way from a loving place – I think they need to know there’s a level of consistency so they can learn the rules. When kids are consistently confused by what the rules are because one parent says one thing and the other parent says another thing, that causes confusion for them. That’s when they get confused and get in trouble. Another important thing is to tell your kids frequently that you love them. Show an interest in what it is that they do. Listen to what their interests are. Make them feel safe that you are someone they can go to to ‘unload’ and talk about what’s bothering them, and just what’s going on in their life…I think a lot of parents are full of crap when they say they love going to soccer practice or going shopping for the kids. You know what happens? Suddenly you’re in a marriage where the husband’s like, ‘Wait a minute, I’m No. 6 on the list, my wife is basically too tired to be an adult, there’s toys all over the place, the relationship has become totally de-sexualized, and they wonder why they wind up getting divorced. Michelle and I are really careful not to let that happen. We’re also really careful to stay in tune with the kids to make sure their wants and needs are met. But we also want to maintain our identity as adults as opposed to caretakers of children….” (Sean Kanan: Our Family Is A “Benevolent Dictatorship”)
Sean Kanan (born November 2, 1966) is an American actor. He was born Sean Perelman in Cleveland, Ohio and was raised in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He attended Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, Boston University and UCLA where he earned a degree in political science. …On July 10, 2009, Kanan reprised his role as Deacon Sharpe in The Young and the Restless. In September 2009, Kanan starred in Indie film “Abracadabra” directed by Julie Pacino (Al Pacino’s daughter) and is currently being considered at Cannes Film Festival. In May 2010, Kanan is starring in “My Trip To The Dark Side” written and directed by Emmy Award winning Shane Stanley. Sean is currently writing a book called “Freeing David” due out Fall 2011 (Wikipedia).
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