The Jonas Brothers and their Mom, Denise, are on the cover of the May 2010 issue of Guideposts in celebration of Mother’s Day. This is great, because we often think about the person that is famous but not so much about the people that have raised them. It seems from reading the the Jonas Brothers were raised by one special lady. It nice to see a group of brothers that have managed to stay out of the bad and embarrasing news feed and I am sure most of that can be attributed to how they were raised.
Some highlights of the piece with Denise talking about her children, the Jonas Brothers:
Never mind the hair.
Hair is a battlefield. My boys have my hair—as every interviewer likes to point out. Thick and curly, thanks to my Italian heritage.
For some reason every teenage boy likes to try something crazy with their hair. They let it grow so long you can’t see their eyes or they iron it straight. Or they put so much goop on it it’s as alluring as a porcupine.
Buy the drum set.
The most valuable thing a parent can do is nurture your kids’ gifts. Your daughter wants to play softball? Find a team. Your son likes to sing? Listen.
Be the mom.
You’re not the best friend. You’re the mom. Set limits and an example. Anyone can be a friend. Only the mom can be the mom.
Make sure you read the whole article and pick up the magazine!