Why actor Danielle Brooks is surprised by her own parenting style
The 'Orange Is the New Black' alum welcomed her daughter, Freeya, in Nov. 2019.
” alum became a mom.“I’m way more lenient then I thought I’d be,” Brooks, who shares 16-month-old daughter Freeya with her fiancé, Dennis Gelin, toldmagazine.That became very clear to Brooks this past winter when her mother was visiting.“My mom had Christmas cards on the table, and I was like, ‘Take them off so Freeya doesn’t get to them,’” Brooks, 31, recalled. “Grandma’s like, ‘No, leave them and teach her not to touch them.’ I’m like, ‘Adjust for the child,’ and old-school is, ‘No, the child needs to adjust to you.’”
But as Brooks was quick to note, “Her name’s Freeya. Part of me is like, ‘Just let that baby be free.”Danielle Brooks and her daughter, Freeya, were featured on the cover of Parents magazine.Amanda Pratt / PARENTSBrooks and Gelin welcomed Freeya in Nov. 2019. While speaking with Parents, Brooks revealed that racism made her hesitant to expand her family.
“It was hard to have a child in the first place, because I knew that my child was going to be brought up in this very hateful, racist, sexist world,” Brooks explained. Read more: »
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