Sure, she’s openly admitted to leaving most of the parenting up to the Big Man In The Sky (not the Scooter Braun on his jet one, the God one), and Justin is currently in trouble for more things than I can count on two hands, but someone had to be in control of him, right? I figured that at the end of the day, Patti probably just wasn’t trying that hard, and sooner or later she’d see something that was way over the line, and it would snap her to attention and he’d be grounded until he’s twenty-one.
But that was my dream world, and it’s never gonna happen. And you know why? Because a source close to Pattie told E! that she feels just as helpless as we do.
“As any mom of an adult child, Pattie is holding him close and talking to him about everything, but she can’t make his decisions for him.”
An adult child. Yup. That’s exactly what you have. And girl you better pull him even closer, because when First Lady Michelle Obama gives you parenting advice, you effing follow up.
“As any caring mother would be, Pattie is genuinely concerned for Justin, and she has said in many interviews before that she doesn’t have her head in the clouds and keeps in very close touch with Justin. She talks with him almost every day, which is likely more than any mom and a 19-year-old son…and she is in the public eye dealing with all of this.”
So you’re telling me that she talks to him almost every day and he still behaves like this? Oh boy. But how does he have time for that in between all his petty crimes??
“Pattie has a great relationship with Justin. He knows where she stands on the decisions he’s making in his life. He knows what she is proud of and what she has serious discussions with him about.”
OH OKAY WELL AS LONG AS HE KNOWS.
“Pattie never makes excuses for her son, but she is not going to turn on him for the approval or opinion of the world.”
So basically she knows he’s effed, same as the rest of us, she’s just not going to say so.
“t’s always challenging as a parent to raise your child in the way you know to be right, letting them grow as they need when they become adults and have strangers share their opinion in unfounded, often hateful ways. It would be hard to imagine that any parent wouldn’t feel the same love, concern and responsibility as Pattie does in regard to her son’s well-being. Pattie and [his dad] Jeremy both know that they are responsible before God and are focusing on their son’s well-being in private.”
That’s all well and good, but Justin’s focusing on it in public, so this strategy might be in need of a change-up.
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