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"We Don't Spank": Jana Kramer Talks About Handling "Difficult" Parenting Moments And Raising Their Spirited Children

Date October 24, 2019 13:49

Jana Kramer and her husband Mike Caussin are inviting fans into their lives to see how the parents of two cope with their relationship and their kids.

Jana and Mike aren't shy when it comes to telling it like it is. On their podcast Whine Down With Jana Kramer, for instance, the couple has discussed everything from Mike's infidelity to motherhood struggles.

Speaking to E!Online, Jana explained that they don't mind talking about "real stuff" and they don't sugarcoat matters.

We are very open and honest about our struggles, which then opens the door for our listeners to have that same experience and be able to relate.

Jana Kramer's children and how the couple parent

A few days ago, the actress shared an Instagram post where she revealed that her four-year-old daughter Jolie was going through a meltdown one day which led to hitting her mom on the face. The situation actually brought the mother to tears.

I had about 4 real good kicks and hits to my face (she only hits me) and I walked downstairs and It’s the first time ( I remember atleast) actually crying.

Jana confessed that the incident made her worry that she was "failing" as a parent which only made her cry harder.

I’ve tried to reason with Jolie every way. I try to hug her when she hits me, time out, stay calm, lost my cool ;( etc but it’s not worrrrkinnnng. I know I’m not alone in feeling exhausted and tired. Right?

She later addressed the issue during an interview on People where she revealed that some commenters actually urged her to consider spanking her child so she'd behave.

"We don't spank," she said, adding that even though she was spanked as a kid, it's just not how they discipline her own children.

As for Jolie's spirited stage, Jana admitted that they try talking to her, giving time outs and doing other things they can to help her behave better.

The good with the bad

Apart from coping with being good parents, Jana and Mike have also been working on the trust issues between them.

For example, during a recent episode on their podcast, the couple wasn't in the best of places because Jana found out Mike received a text that contains a provocative photo of a girl.

The couple did eventually sort things out as it all turned out to be a misunderstanding.

Dealing with the day-to-day challenges of being married and being parents can't always be easy. Jana and Mike deserve some applause for doing all that and still being unafraid to talk about it in hopes that other families can relate and remember that they are not alone.

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