Episode 9 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta proved to be full of a few tears, laughter and a pesky flying cock roach. One of the pivotal moments of the BRAVO show was an outburst by Cynthia Bailey about how she chooses to raise her 13-year-old daughter.
In short, the reality star is opting to be a bit more liberal than some of the other mothers like NeNe Leakes and Phaedra Parks, who both have sons. After the episode aired, NeNe did a bit of ‘reading‘, on her personal blog where she wrote about some of the criticism that was made about her own child-rearing (her son Bryson has been arrested). Addressing Phaedra’s comments about her son Bryson, she wrote:
As Phaedra said, “I have had problems with my son”…now, now Phaedra, you are entitled to your opinion but the facts remain, you don’t know anything about my children. Have you ever met Bryson? If so, it couldn’t have been but once. Remember you have two young boys to raise! Let’s pray they don’t do six years in prison! You know the apple don’t fall far from the tree!
She also reiterated her disapproval of Cynthia’s daughter being too young to date.
On to Cynthia: I talk to Cynthia almost every day, in fact several times a day. Cynthia is very clear on where I stand about teenage dating (13 to be exact!). This was not Cynthia’s first time hearing me say that. In fact I have said it many times to her. I think it’s too young and I won’t be changing my opinion EVER! Not for Cynthia, not for you, not for anybody! I think it’s okay for friends to agree to disagree. It’s also okay for friends to have various opinions with respect to child rearing. I think we are both great parents. I just think we have different ideas on what parenting is. If you don’t wanna hear others opinions, don’t bring up the topic that you find to be sooooo touchy!
Outside of arguments about child-raising, there seemed to be a few lighter moments (and tears compliments of Kenya Moore and Porsha Stewart).
Anywho, watch the full episode on the next page.