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Madonna Wants To Be 'Tougher' On Daughter Lourdes After She Smoked

Wed, April 18, 2012 5:36pm EDT by 6 Comments
Madonna Daughter Smoking

The mega-star talks about parenting and cracking down on her children. Find out why she ‘isn’t very happy’ with her kids!

Madonna is not one to follow the rules, but the mother of four vows to become stricter with her kids, especially her 15-year-old daughter, Lourdes Leon. Her daughter publicly showcased bad behavior last month in New York, smoking a cigarette when she’s three years under the legal age!

The material girl got serious and confessed on April 18 in an interview with Harry Smith on the Today Show that she has not been tough enough on her daughter and other young children Rocco Ritchie, 12, David Banda Ciccone Ritchie, 6, and five-year-old Mercy James.

Pictures of her daughter smoking surfaced in the media and the 53-year-old singer says she “wasn’t very happy.”

The single mom adds she does not condone anyone smoking, specifically her daughter.

“I think I need to be maybe tougher,” she adds. “It’s hard. Every day is a negotiation. But cigarette smoking I’m not very fond of – for anyone.”

Madonna may seem to be a hypocrite regarding smoking because she does so in her most recent video, “Girl Gone Wild.”

So she defends her actions, “I don’t smoke,” she insists. “That’s just an accessory, Harry. There’s a difference. [Lourdes] smoked that cigarette before I did that video!”

Madge claims she is just a mom that “comes home and says, ‘Have you done your homework?’ and ‘Why are you wearing that?’ and ‘Why did you say that?’ and ‘What are you eating that for’?”

It’s challenging and she complains, but admits she has “survived with sanity and humor intact.”

HollyMoms, what would you do if your young teenager was smoking?

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