Loving Family Dynamics

Angelina Jolie speaks about her motherly feelings toward her adopted and biological children.

I think I feel so much more for Madd and Zee because they’re survivors, they came through so much. Shiloh seemed so privileged from the moment she was born. I have less inclination to feel for her…I met my other kids when they were six months old, they came with a personality. A newborn really is this…Yes, a blob! But now she’s starting to have a personality…I’m conscious that I have to make sure I don’t ignore her needs, just because I think the others are more vulnerable.

I wonder how many years of therapy Shiloh will need? Let’s hope the Queen decides against having more biological children.

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5 Comments on “Loving Family Dynamics”

  1. Karen Says:

    Ugh! Too honest? Too intellectual? Too much imagination? You don’t have to give your kids a back story to care for them! A queen alright, a drama queen.

  2. marta Says:

    Call me bias but my son had a personality from day one. He was never a blob. And it is condescending to fell you have to treat your adopted children differently. Hmmm…wouldn’t they all benefit from being treated equally? Good for her for being honest, but that doesn’t make her attitude right. My grandmother adopted three girls and they all have said great she was for treating them like her own ordinary children. Go figure.

  3. marta Says:

    I take it back. Not good for her for being honest. Honesty is not always the best policy. Hey, maybe you do love one child more than the other, but it is your obligation as a parent to keep that a secret, to not hurt any of your children just so you can say, “Hey, I’m only being honest.” You can’t be honest to FEEL good about yourself. You should be honest to DO good, and damaging your child does not qualify.

    Parenting is the hardest job ever and every parent has had something to hurt their kids feelings–most of us have the benefit of it not being recorded in newspapers and video to come back and haunt us forever and a day. But why do some famous moms manage not to make their children part of their self-absorbtion (Jodie Foster comes to mind), and others…well, Jolie speaks for herself.

  4. colin Says:

    How very sad. From the little I know of Ms Jolie it may be that all of her children will suffer as she does not seem to me to be that togther herself….I hope i am wrong.

  5. Julius Seizer Says:

    It’s the kind of thing I might say about some young rabbits or maybe kittens. Even then I would feel a tinge of guilt. But about real, live children?

    It’s not just a question of how much therapy Shiloh will need but how soon?