Raising Royalty: No Spanking Or Spoiling for Chris Brown’s Baby
Getting thrust into the thick of parenting can be extremely stressful for anyone, and Chris Brown surely already has his hands full. But now that the R&B superstar is an instant Dad, he’s got to make some decisions quick fast in a hurry. One of those decisions is apparently to never spank his daughter. This according to a source at Hollywoodlife.com.
Last month, the world learned that 25-year old Chris Brown was the father of baby Royalty, a now 10-month old little girl whose mother Nia Guzman had a fling with CB. Brown quickly acknowledged his paternity, and Karreuche quickly left him. She recently did an interview with Iyanla Vanzant on OWN, where she admitted that she still loved CB. Still, right now, Karrueche doesn’t seem to think the couple will be getting back together. So Chris’ focus seems to be on raising Royalty, without spanking, of course.
“Chris and Nia agree on one simple disciplinary rule: absolutely no spanking. They both don’t believe in that form of discipline and will use their words, time-outs or loss of privileges to correct her behavior,” says the insider to Hollywoodlife.com. If true, Chris joins other new millennium parents who’d rather put their kid in a “time-out” than spank. According to the source, both Chris and Nia don’t believe in spanking, but also don’t want Royalty growing up spoiled or feeling entitled.
It’s also been rumored that Chris Brown wants Nia and the baby to move to Los Angeles to be closer to him. Nia and the baby currently live in Houston, Texas, but if they relocate to Chris’s fancy Hollywood Hills neighborhood, the singer will continue to pay child support plus housing. He may not be the best boyfriend, but Chris Brown seems committed to being a good dad.
Hollywoodlife.com’s insider also said, “Chris doesn’t want to use the same tactics his parents used on him when he was a kid. He wants to be a different example for his daughter. He’s very aware kids learn most everything from their parents and all he wants to be is the best dad on the planet.” Chris is also rumored to be planning a big princess party for Royalty’s first birthday.
In a recent Instagram post, Chris seemed to hint that he missed his baby…Karrueche, that is. He posted an image with his feet up and a caption that read “Some people love it, but I will never find this comforting. Being alone in a room alone with no one to hold.”
When speaking about her relationship with Brown, Karrueche admitted that Chris loved her despite everything she went through. “He did give me love. Maybe it wasn’t the right love or the same level but he’s a product of his environment growing up,” she said.
Chris Brown’s relationships with women haven’t exactly been healthy. From his 2009 domestic violence incident with Rihanna to his on-again, off-again status with Karrueche to his shotgun baby, CB’s image has been a bit of a struggle. Chris Brown’s baby could be just what he needs to help clean it up. So, with regards to his parenting, there are no room for mistakes. When it comes to 10-month old Royalty at least, the decision to not put hands on her is a probably a good one.