Speaking Point: I recently read an article on a popular parenting website about the latest in sad tales of the "rich and famous."
Apparently, Bill Hudson, Kate Hudson's estranged biological father, has written a "tell-all" book about his famous daughter, with the purpose of "triggering a healthy adult relationship between the estranged family members." (Bill, do you really think this is a healthy way to reach out to heal your relationship with Kate? OMG!)
Kate, herself, is quoted as saying, "My father doesn't know me from a hole in the wall. Kurt (Russell)is a savior who came into my life. He's been there for everything."
Now... we can talk about this upcoming book, and whether or not any of it is true or whether we should placate Bill Hudson by buying it in the first place.
Or... we can look
Speaking Point: A "REAL PARENT" lives in the "trenches" of the everyday life of their child.
Speaking Point: A "REAL PARENT" honors the "true voice" of their child and promotes their child to use it.
Speaking Point: A "REAL PARENT" creates a family culture where their child can learn values, morals, and ethics.
Speaking Point: A "REAL PARENT" establishes rituals for their children so that their child can fully develop identity as an individual and as a family member.
Speaking Point: A "REAL PARENT" provides a safe place for their children to practice being who they are and learn to welcome failure and success both as a learning moment.
Speaking Point: A "REAL PARENT" shows up to the moment of their children's experience to teach, guide, coach and love their child through life's challenges.
Speaking Point: Apparently, for Kate Hudson, her "REAL FATHER", Kurt Russell (Goldie Hawn's life partner) did just that!! As she simply stated... "He's (Russell) been there for everything. And for Bill Hudson (Kate's bio-dad) . . . well?
Speaking Point: I hope for your sake, Bill, you learn here that just because you are biologically connected to Kate Hudson, doesn't make you her "real father." It takes so much more. Just ask Kurt. We do, though, wish you the best of luck on your upcoming book.