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Would you do this? A father by the name of Kevin Jones recently made his 10-year-old daughter wear a t-shirt that denoted her age and grade level along with barrettes and a princess backpack, after discovering that she had been lying about her age on social media.
“Since my beautiful daughter…wants to be grown & lie about her age. Saying she is 14,15,16,&18 years old. She claims to be in love and going out with a boyfriend which is completely against my rules!!!! I uncovered that she has been doing this for quite some time. She also has snuck and obtained social media accounts, also against my rules!!!! Heres the consequences behind her actions. An age defining shirt. Yes people she is 5’9 & 10years old,” wrote Jones.
Many supported the father in his efforts to keep his daughter from growing up too quickly with one follower commenting, “Parenting done right!”
Although many praised Kevin for his efforts, a few criticized the father for embarrassing his daughter in public. So, we want to know, would you have done the same thing if your daughter was pretending to be someone else on social media? Leave your thoughts below.
Beyonce and daughter Blue Ivy
It’s that time of year again! All of the freaky costumes are out and tricksters are waiting in dark places to scare the daylights out of unsuspecting souls. It’s Halloween in Hollywood, and your favorite celebrities along with their kids are sporting some of the most creative wear. Check out a few of the looks below!
Dewayne Turrentine and daughter
Singer Monica and sons
Cree Summer’s Little Mermaid
Kasseem Dream Jr and Kiyan Anthony
Singer Madonna’s Kids
Happy Birthday, Willow! The teen is ringing in her fourteenth birthday with a new EP. 3 is a three-track project that Willow has created in partnership with Google, and it made its debut at the stroke of midnight today.
Although all three songs are phenomenal, Willow’s single ‘Cares’ is receiving special attention. In the song, the artist talks about her life that is based more on her feelings and less on what others think of her. Willow shares a number of thoughts, and encourages listeners to be fearless when conquering life.
It was just a few days ago that Miss Smith performed onstage at the FADER FORT. Willow rocked the house with the help of fellow artist SZA and big brother Jaden. Although SZA and Jaden let their creativity flow, it was Willow’s passion that made her the center of attraction at the event.
Willow Smith was born on October 31, 2014. She is Will and Wife Jada Smith’s youngest child.
Download Willow’s EP3 HERE.
Joshua,13, is concerned about his community, and does everything within his power to make a difference. The teen from Miami, Florida currently runs a food program that spreads awareness about hunger while helping the less fortunate.
It was six years ago when Joshua became concerned about the welfare of others. While many of his peers were playing and making new friends at school, Josh was researching and informing others about the millions of underprivileged individuals who went to bed hungry because they didn’t have enough money to buy food. Such passion eventually led to the teen forming his own charity called Joshua’s Heart. The foundation seeks to provide nutrition to the impoverished while encouraging those with more wealth to lend a helping hand to individuals in need.
Joshua and his foundation will be featured on Disney’s ‘Make Your Mark,’ on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The show seeks out and features youngsters like Josh who are working hard to make the world a better place to live. Thus far, ‘Make Your Mark’ has showcased six other tweens and teens who are making positive societal impacts.
Be sure to check out Joshua’s story when it airs on the Disney Channel this Saturday, November 1st.
Photos: Disney Channel/Rodrigo Sanchez Leon
Alicia Keys and
husband Swizz Beatz did a marvelous job of hosting the 11th Black Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City this past Thursday. Keys’ charity, ‘Keep A Child Alive,’ was at the forefront of the event, and many stars came out to support the expecting singer in her efforts to make the world a better place.
Alicia and Swizz have been heavily involved in social issues since sharing the grand news of their expectancy earlier this year. The R&B singer released a hit single, ‘We Are Here,’ that addresses some of the world’s greatest concerns, and later launched a movement that currently challenges participants to discover their purpose in life. Swizz has been by his wife’s side at every endeavor, and even held up a sign in protest at Alicia’s rally in honor of the Chibok girls kidnapped from a school in Nigeria several months back. “Six months, and [they] are still missing. And it is just outrageous that that’s going on,” said Keys.
The singer discussed her passion to see change in the world, which has intensified since becoming a mother, during her latest visit to The View. “Being a mother has definitely given me more of a fierceness and understanding of what I believe in,” shared the star.
Alicia and Swizz are expecting their second child to arrive in December. The couple also have a son named Egypt.
Photos: Getty Images
Diggy Simmons is willing to go where no boyfriend has gone before. His latest single, ‘Ain’t Bout To Do,’ outlines everything that he is willing to do for the girl that he loves, and the list is quite long.
According to his song, Diggy is willing to buy his partner a new car with pink bow on it while giving her thousands to spend on pleasurable things. French Montana joins the young artist in conveying the overall message of women being worth the world.
Such positiveness has helped Diggy make a name for himself in the industry. The singer’s earlier singles include hits like ‘Copy, Paste’ and ‘Glow In the Dark,’ which present more positive outlooks on life.
Diggy’s latest track has been getting a lot of good buzz on social media. Check it out here.
North is approaching the terrible twos and Kim Kardashian-West is preparing for another baby. The reality star shared her plans to have more kids in the near future during a conversation with Pixiwoo.
“I wore my regular clothes and tried to make it—I would just buy it a size up,” said Kim of her style while pregnant with North. Many criticized the reality star for not wearing maternity clothes during her expectancy. “I don’t know if I would necessarily do that this time around,” shared Kardashian. “I would wear…well, at the end, I really needed maternity clothes.”
Kim has told media on several occasions that she and husband Kanye West want to expand their family. “I don’t think six,” said Kardashian during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres. “But three, maybe four — I go back and forth.”
North is Kim and Kanye’s first child together. She celebrated her first birthday earlier this year.
RichDollaz may be a wealthy reality star, but his recent arrest for non-payment of child support is what has the tabloids talking. Although many have characterized the ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star as a deadbeat father since the arrest, he tells TheJasmineBrand.com that the whole ordeal was a mix-up.
“I’m not going to pay child support on two different cases.” says the reality star of the open child support case in New Jersey that led to his arrest. “If the lawyers where I live tell me that they’re moving the child support from New Jersey, where I used to live, to Atlanta where I now live, I’m thinking it’s done. I’m not aware that there’s an open case in New Jersey and an open one in Atlanta.”
Despite being booked, charged, and embarrassed due to his attorneys’ oversight, RichDollaz still takes some of the blame. “It was my responsibility to make sure everything was right, I didn’t make sure everything was right but now I’m suffering the consequences,” explains the star.
RichDollaz allegedly owes $11K in back child support.
Every mother wants their children to be lively and healthy, and Jourdan Dunn is no different. The fashion model tells Vogue that she was shocked to learn of her son’s battle with Sickle Cell Anemia, despite being aware of the great possibility of Riley developing the disease.
“I knew there was a possibility that I was carrying a sickle cell baby because both his dad and I have the trait. But of course, I always had it in my head, ‘No, not my baby. That’s not going to happen to me,’” explains the star.
Utter shock came over Jourdan upon learning of her son’s diagnosis. Such feeling was then replaced by immense pressure. “I was so overwhelmed by it all. Before a model, I am a mother,” says the star. She adds, “Now, I do my job for Riley.”
Jourdan has supported several organizations that spread awareness about Sickle Cell since her son was diagnosed. She also takes every opportunity to share her story with mothers of children who are also battling with the illness. Riley is Jourdan’s only child.
Photo: Jourdan Dunn/Twitter
Jillian Michaels wants moms to take time for themselves. The fitness guru tells Mix 102.3 about her newfound attitude that allows her to spend time with the kids while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
“I think we need an attitude shift because we tend to fall under the attitude of all or nothing,” says the star of her years before parenthood. “I remember when I would say, before kids, ‘Put your self first. You must prioritize your health and happiness, and when you do you’ll be a better mom, a better wife, a better co-worker.’ And then, of course, you have kids and you’re like, ‘Well, that’s obviously not a possibility.’”
Even though it isn’t possible to be the center of attraction after having kids, Jillian tells mothers that they can still take time for themselves. “When you have that attitude shift you’re like, ‘Alright, there’s got to be a balance,’” explains the star. “I have to find a way to give my work some attention, my children some attention, and my health some attention.’”
Jillian Michaels parents two kids, Phoenix and Lukensia, with partner Heidi Rhoades.
A few months ago we shared behind-the-scenes pictures of Brian White posing with his daughter Layla for Dapper Dads magazine. Now, the feature cover that we have been waiting for is finally here! Dapper Dads released its first family issue a few days ago, and Brian White and baby Layla graced the magazine’s cover.
The actor held his daughter high as she looked at him with loving eyes. Layla was so small in the pictures that she could be held by one of Brian’s hands. Adorable!
In addition to taking pictures for the magazine’s cover, Brian spoke with the media source about the joys of parenting. “The biggest responsibility of being a parent is getting in touch with your inner self, and letting yourself know that that this little person from the day that they are born is going to put their eyes and ears on my spouse and I,” shared the star. “They are going to try and emulate us, especially the words we do not want them to say. Kids are going to do things that you do not want! It always ends up like that.”
White also commented on his and wife Paula Da Silva’s first child being a girl and not a boy. “We tried for a little bit, and then after a while I realized that I did not care about the sex of the baby and I was ready for what God wanted me to have,” explained the star. “I just wanted to continue to learn and grow and become the man I am supposed to become, and the father that I am supposed to be. Then all of sudden we had this little miracle and I would not change this for the world.”
Photos: Dapper Dads/Instagram
T.I. and Tiny spread a bit of charity this past weekend by hosting the second annual Caregivers of the Year Award Brunch. The event was part of the Harris family’s ‘For the Love of Our Fathers’ foundation, which has been spreading awareness about Alzheimer’s disease.
‘For the Love of Our Fathers’ was established shortly after Tameka “Tiny” Harris’ father, Charles Pope, passed away as the result of complications connected with Alzheimer’s disease. The R&B star and her mother founded the organization in hopes of keeping Charles’ memory alive. Since then, the non-profit has spread awareness about dementia, and prompted many to give more care to those battling with the illness.
Tiny’s mother, Mrs. Dianne Cottle-Pope, along with her kids King Harris and Zonnique Pullins, were among the numerous guests to attend this past weekend’s brunch.
T.I. and Tiny parent six kids together. Check out more pictures from the charity event below!
Photos: Voice of Philanthropy
Keke Wyatt was certainly glowing at the ASCAP ‘Women Behind the Music: Atlanta Edition’ in Atlanta, Georgia this past Tuesday. The singer cradled her bump as photographers captured her in all of her pregnant glory. Wyatt’s attire placed emphasis on her protruding stomach as it cleaved to the singer’s form.
Keke and husband Michael Jamar announced their expectancy a few weeks ago with the R&B singer tweeting, “What about me do u see different??? Lol happy guessing,” along with a picture of herself while pregnant. This will be Keke’s eighth child, and she appears to be loving every moment of expectancy.
The singer penned an open letter to her children last year in honor of Mother’s Day. “I thank God every day for blessing me with the greatest gift of all, my children,” wrote Wyatt. “Anyone who really knows Keke Wyatt will tell you the one thing that I do not play about are my children honey. Most of you only know me as an artist or from R&B Divas ATL, but before any of that; I am ‘mommy’ first.
This will be Keke and Michael’s first child together.
Photos: Getty Images
Quvenzhane Wallis is sharing her creativity with the world while supporting other kids striving to release the artistry within. The tween, along with other members of the cast of Annie, stopped by Turnaround Arts Los Angeles Event in Inglewood on Monday to answer questions and support the educational program.
Quvenzhane sat in between Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz during the interview session. Diaz portrays Quvenzhane’s stepmother in the upcoming remake of Annie, which will make it debut in December. Viewers will also see Jamie Foxx in a different light as he will portray the wealthy Will Stacks, who takes Annie in as his own child in hopes of influencing the public to vote for him in the upcoming election.
In many respects, the story of Annie can be compared with the Turnaround Arts mission. Although the organization does not mimic Will Stacks in showing orphaned children the better side of life, it does give kids who are struggling with academics the opportunity to advance. By using art, the Turnaround program conveys the essentials of Math and English to children who require more than traditional learning sessions where the teacher lectures while students listen.
Annie makes its debut in theaters on December 19, 2014. Learn more about the Turnaround Arts program here.
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