Being a mom is hard work — and Wendy Williams knows that all too well.
In the new issue of Life & Style, our columnist opens up about the tearful confession she had on her show, regarding her relationship with 13-year-old son Kevin Jr., and the tension they have faced this past year.
Like many teenagers, he often refuses to help around the house. But Wendy won’t stand for it.
“I’m trying to discipline my son,” Wendy tells Life & Style of her parenting.
“I don’t want to be his friend — I am his mother, and I am the boss.”
Most importantly, she says, “I will not get lost in the pool of disrespect that I see coming from kids his age. He will not curse at me and he will never, ever roll his eyes!”
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Though tension runs high, its clear Kevin respects his mother no matter what.
When he learned about her Jan. 20 breakdown on The Wendy Williams Show, he rushed to her side to reassure her that he loved her.
“He made me a beautiful card and gave it to me the next day,” Wendy reveals.
It was a comforting sign, but she vows that she’ll “stay the course” and continue with the tough love.
“I’m going to raise my voice whenever it’s warranted,” she tells the mag.
“There’s no guarantee he’ll turn out right — but I’m doing what I think is right as his mom.”
For more, pick up this week’s issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now.