Justin Bieber's gotten himself into one bad situation after another this year, and no one is more worried about that than his mom, Pattie Mallette.
In a new interview with Access Hollywood, Pattie – who's releasing a new teen edition of her memoir, Nowhere But Up – admits that being Justin's mom isn't easy.
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"I would love to be with him all the time and to be able to ground him and deal with his problems and do all of that stuff," she admits, "but at some point the parenting style changes."
While she speaks to her 19-year-old regularly, he doesn't always listen to her advice. "He wants me to continue to respect his boundaries," she reveals.
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So while Justin appears to be partying so hard that his manager reportedly wants him to go to rehab, and his laundry list of recent incidents includes run-ins with paparazzi and neighbors, speeding recklessly around LA, and even having his pet monkey confiscated by customs, Pattie hasn't stepped in.
"You have to sort of let them make some of their own decisions," she says. "I hope to still be a respected voice in his ear."
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