The supermodel is known to fight with husband Peter Brant, but this time she called the cops on a different Peter — her 18-year-old son! Experts weigh in on whether involving authorities in issues concerning your kids is OK.
Page Six reported yesterday, July 18, that Stephanie Seymour, 42, called the cops on July 4 in Greenwich, Conn. after having a dispute with her 18-year-old son Peter Brant II, the same son she was pictured smooching on the beach in St. Barth’s in January. But is this completely unnecessary? Experts share their thoughts on mixing cops and kids!
Stephanie’s husband and Peter Jr.’s father Peter Brant Sr. witnessed the argument, which investigator Lt. Richard Cochran says “was all civil in nature.” When police responded, they were told the mother and son had argued because “the son was going to visit with the mom, and the mom canceled.” Hmm…
“People don’t usually call the police unless someone is a danger to themselves or to others,” Dr. Jenn Berman, author The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids tells HollyBaby.com. And Dr. Jeff Gardere, psychologist and contributor for healthguru.com, agrees.
“Only if that child becomes a danger to themselves or a danger to others should a parent call the cops,” Dr. Gardere tells HollyBaby.com. “They can do it if they [the child] are suicidal or threatened to kill in the house. She [Stephanie] could only have done that if she felt she could have been hurt.”
So was Peter a threat to Stephanie’s safety? Considering his father was there, we’re assuming not!
“Stephanie Seymour should have called a shrink instead of the cops!” Dr. Carole Lieberman, psychiatrist and author of Bad Girls: Why Men Love Them & How Good Girls Can Learn Their Secrets, tells us. “What does she expect after allowing her son Peter to think there were no boundaries between them, such that he could touch her breast inappropriately in front of photographers? Of course, Peter is going to be crushed when she cancels her ‘date’ with him. Both mother and son need to start family therapy as soon as possible before she scars his developing psyche even further.”
What do YOU think of all this, HollyMoms? Was it inappropriate and uncalled for or was it right for Stephanie to call the cops?
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