Experts explain that feelings of guilt and pressure are keeping Carlina from bonding with her birth mom, Joy White.
So sad. As if waiting 23 years to be reunited with your kidnapped child isn’t hard enough, now Joy White is saying that her biological daughter Carlina White, who goes by Nejdra Nance, is estranged once again. On this morning’s Today, a teary-eyed Joy confessed that Carlina is no longer involved in her life. “It’s been pretty tough,” says Joy. “I wanted to have a relationship with my daughter.”
Bristol Palin needs to rethink her plans to completely remove Levi Johnston from their son Tripp’s life. Experts say she’s damaging the boy! Exclusive!
Bristol Palin is trying to completely change her 2-year-old son, Tripp Johnston‘s life. She’s wants to legally switch her little boy’s last name to ‘Palin’ and she moved him thousands of miles away from his father, Levi Johnston—all the way from Alaska to Arizona! Levi is so opposed to what Bristol is doing and he’s also refusing to accept her request that he give up his parental rights to the adorable little boy, which could mean that he never gets to see him again! But can he really fight the Palins with all their fame and money?
Experts tell HollyBaby that living their entire lives in front of TV cameras is definitely hurting the eight little stars. “There’s a feeling that they’re different,” says psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert.
Thanks to the success of Jon & Kate Plus 8, the Gosselin family was able to move into a massive mansion just outside of Reading, Pennsylvania. But there have been many downsides to their fame. Recently, we told you about two of Jon and Kate Gosselin‘s kids — Alexis and Collin — being expelled from school for fighting, while another sibling was suspended. And most of the time the kids (10-year-old twins Madelyn and Cara and 6-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Joel, Collin, Leah, Hannah and Alexis) look miserable when they’re with their mom filming her new show Kate Plus 8. We asked the experts if filming every moment of their young lives is hurting Jon and Kate Gosselin’s eight kids.
Knox and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt are reportedly suffering from night terrors. Experts tell HollyBaby that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s constant uprooting of the family could be the cause.
Angelina Jolie has said that she picks movie roles based on their filming location. In September she didn’t think twice before packing up her six kids and moving them to Budapest, where she’s directing her first feature film. The National Enquirer reports that Angelina and Brad Pitt‘s 2-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne, have begun having night terrors where they wake up screaming and crying. Psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert tells HollyBaby.com that the twins’ nighttime trauma could be a direct result of their parents’ constant travels.
California resident Monica Christine McCarrick could be facing the death penalty if convicted of stabbing her 3-year-old twin daughters to death and then setting fire to her apartment. Considering she has a history of drug abuse and domestic violence, experts question why she was even allowed to be alone with the girls.
HollyMoms, brace yourself for an extremely disturbing story out of California. Monica Christine McCarrick was arrested last week after allegedly stabbing and slicing her 3-year-old twin daughters to death on Tuesday before setting their Fairfield, Calif., apartment on fire and turning the sword on herself. “We have no evidence that anyone else was involved,” says Fairfield police lieutenant Darren Moody. “The doors and windows were locked from the inside.”
The news that made every mother shudder and cry this week is the tragic story of 18-year-old Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers student who took his own life after online bullying made him believe he had no option other than suicide.
Online bullying has become an epidemic and Tyler Clementi‘s death is the fourth in a string of kids who have chosen to end their lives rather than continue being teased and bullied. Our kids spend so much time in a virtual world that it is hard for some parents to relate to how the bullying happens and how we can protect our children, when the violence is happening off the playground and on the Internet. HollyBaby.com asked psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert for his advice on how to protect our kids from online attacks. Here are his 6 tips.
When Lourdes showed up at the launch of her new clothing line, Material Girl, wearing sky-high stiletto boots and ripped tights, we couldn’t help but wonder if she’s dressing a bit too sexy for a teen?
Madonna and her daughter Lourdes Leon were the biggest stars in the Big Apple last night (Sept. 23) at the launch of their new Material Girl clothing line at Macy’s. “I’ve always been really interested in fashion,” Lourdes a.k.a. Lola tells HuffingtonPost.com. The teenager cites her mom’s style in the ’80s as being a huge inspiration for her line, but from the looks of her on the red carpet, she’s also a fan of ’90s grunge. And when it comes to teen fashion, Lourdes sees big changes on the horizon. “A whole new scene is coming in. The geek chic is totally where we’re going,” she reveals. She may be a teenage fashionista, but we’re not sure if we’d let our 13-year-old daughter leave the house if she was dressed the same way as Lourdes.