Bonang’s Mom Opens Up About Parenting A Famous Daughter! Bonang Matheba is one of the most famous celebrities on the continent. With that much success and fame comes the not so good side of showbiz.
So how her mother deal with all the negativity her daughter deals with constantly? In a recent interview on Khaya FM, Bonang’s mother, Charlotte Mokoena about having Bonang as a child.
“It’s the same as when your child is bullied at school. It’s the same pain. It’s very hard… The only thing about having a child go through that is that now more people know, but the pain is the same as when your child suffers alone in a playground and comes home and says, ‘I don’t wanna go to school tomorrow’. It’s the same pain. Because parents of bullied children have pain, whether the child is six, 16 or 26,” she said.
On how she handles the situations where she knows her daughter is about to make a mistake, she said, “The most important thing is that she knows if it hurts I’m going home. Going back to parenting a child that everybody is watching; remind her that she doesn’t have to listen to everybody. And people that have opinions about other people, they are safe in their anonymity…”
“People give what they have – if they have hatred, that’s what they give you, if they have love, that’s what they give you, if they have encouragement, that’s what they give you. If they want the best for you, that’s what they give you, if they pray, that’s what they give you. And if they are bitter, that’s what they give you. So, don’t join bitter people, ignore them. You decide who you’re gonna listen to, it is a subjective selection of feedback…”