Lauryn Hill‘s daughter took to social media to get real on what it was like growing up as the singer’s child. At one point in her candid discussion, she talks about how she was disciplined.
When it comes to physical discipline, people are split. While some feel that it is absolutely not helpful when raising up a child, others feel that sometimes you have to get physical — whether it’s with hands or an object.
Most are in agreement that there is a line between discipline and abuse.
Selah Marley opened up about her childhood trauma. She discussed things that affected her such as growing up without a father.
One subject that got people talking was when she revealed that Lauryn would often beat her with a belt. The 21-year-old compared it to ‘slave owner s***.’
Hill took to Facebook to say that she is in no way upset with her offspring for telling her side of the story. She also admitted that there were times she would do it out of anger.
‘I encourage it, but she also got the discipline that Black children get because we are held to a different standard. The discipline was seen through the lens of a young child, who also had no place to reconcile me as mom, and me as a larger than life public figure. It took me a while to realize that my children, and probably everyone who knew me saw me in this duality. To me, I am just me. If I am guilty of anything it is disciplining in anger, not in disciplining.’
The legend went on to say: ‘If you come for me, come for your own mama, and those absent fathers—come for them too, your grandparents, your great grand parents, your great great grand parents, your great great great grand parents, Caribbean parents, African parents and everyone else damaged and judged for being Black and forced to conform and assimilate to western standards of ‘order’ shaped through the filter and lens of anti-Blackness.’
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