How Balancing Being A Parent And A Friend Led To The Close-Knit Bond Between Tammy Rivera And Daughter Charlie
"What has worked for me is communication, being able to listen and be that friend, even if it's not what you want to hear." Raising a teenager, especially in the social media age, is hard work. It can be difficult to communicate, to keep an eye on what they’re exposed to online and in the world, and to steer them in the right direction. Now add to that the responsibility of raising a child who is well-known because of your own fame, and it can get even more complicated. But for Tammy Rivera, singer and star of the WEtv reality series Waka & Tammy with husband and rapper Waka Flocka, (which just wrapped its second season), she’s been successful in leading 15-year-old daughter Charlie by going about parenting in a thoughtful way. She tries to think before she reacts and listen before she talks. By doing so, she’s been able to find the right balance between being a parent and a friend.