The Grammy-winning singer won’t let her daughter Willow have a phone despite most kids having one.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on February 24, 2022. It has since been updated.
Pink wants the best for her kids, whom she shares with her husband Carey Hart. So, she's laying down the rules on whether her kids can have a phone in order to keep them safe.
The 43-year-old mom-of-two says she won’t let her daughter Willow Sage, 10, have one. Although Willow's classmates have phones, the Grammy-winning superstar is aware of the harmful effects of technology today. “There’s a light side and a shadow side to technology in general for adults, as well,” she told TODAY’s Carson Daly. “For kids, I’m not there yet. I have a 10-year-old who does not have a phone, although she pointed out to me yesterday, ‘You know most of the kids in my class, fifth grade, have a phone.’ That doesn’t move my needle. I don’t care.”
The Cover Me In Sunshine singer clarified that she’s not entirely against technology when it comes to her kids (she's also mom to son Jameson, 5). She understands the need for technology in this day and age but believes in finding balance. “We can’t be dinosaurs ourselves as parents, we have to sort of embrace it and go with it,” she said. The singer has collaborated with the meditation and wellness app, Calm where she has recorded three bedtime stories. “I’ve been using Calm for years and that’s how I fall asleep, so when I heard they were doing a Calm Kids, I was like, ‘I want to do that. I want to read stories to kids,’” she said. “And so I tested out my stories on Jameson and he requests them now.” "If you want to listen to a story at night that fires your imagination, gets you in your body, and helps you drift off to sleep while not being afraid of the dark, well, not feeling alone, great," she said. "One hundred percent, I’m all about it."
Pink is making sure to be there for her kids in any way possible and admitted that sometimes, motherhood can be challenging. The Raise Your Glass artist told PEOPLE, "I cry in my closet a lot. Here's the problem when you don't have boundaries in your house—I'll go in the shower and have a full-out loud conversation with myself and I'll turn around and Willow's been standing there staring at me the entire time. We really need to get more locks in this house." "I try to explain to my children that me going to the bathroom is not an invitation for a family meeting. I get overwhelmed all the time," Pink continued. "I am an extrovert. I process out loud and my daughter is an introvert and I don't know what she's thinking half the time." The singer added that she relies on "the community and the village that we have to check in with her as much as I can. I know that sometimes I'm going to learn more about my daughter from my friend who their daughter plays together and that's okay," she concluded.
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