Madonna Needs to Be a 'Tougher' Mom to Lourdes
Madonna reacts to photos of her daughter Lourdes, 15, smoking
“We all have our challenges,” Madonna, 53, said in an interview that aired on Wednesday’s Today show.
“To be a single mother of four and to work as much as I do, with my life in a kind of metaphorical fish bowl, it’s pretty challenging. But so far I’ve survived with sanity and humor intact.”
Madonna says she poses typical Mom questions like, “Have you done your homework?” and “Why are you wearing that?” but, as far as being a disciplinarian, she admits: “I’m probably not as tough as I should be. I think I need to be maybe tougher.”
“Every day is a negotiation, but cigarette smoking I’m not very fond of,” she told NBC, adding that the cigarette seen in her recent video “was just a prop.” She does not smoke.