Russell Brand is ‘desperately sad’ for not being more involved with his children, says parenting expert

Russell Brand is ‘desperately sad’ for not being more involved with his children, says parenting expert

Russell Brand has faced backlash after revealing in an interview that he had never been left alone with his children for more than a night.

Monday, January 21, 2019

John Adams, a parenting blogger, has said that it is “desperately sad” that Russell Brand is not more involved with his children, after the comedian revealed he had never changed any nappies.

Mr Adams from Dadblog.co.uk told talkRADIO’s Mike Graham: “There has been a huge trend in recent years of fathers getting much more involved with children. The 1950s are consigned to history.

“Where feminism does come into play is that most women do work these days even when they have children so there is pressure on dad.

“He has got to be involved and it is desperately sad if any father isn’t.”

He added: “I do not think Brand is setting the best example.”

 

'Mother knows best'

During an interview in the Sunday Times Magazine, Brand also revealed that he had never been left alone with his children for 24 hours or more because his wife “respects and cares for them too much”.

“On the one hand, I don’t know whether to feel sorry for the guy because he clearly has a lack of confidence,” Mr Adams said.

“But there is this old phrase, which I dislike intensely that is ‘mother knows best’. It is not mother knows best, it is ‘practice makes perfect’.”

He added: “If I were [Russell Brand] I would be telling my other half to go away for a long weekend and leave me in charge of the children, and so what if she comes back to a house that is up-side-down.”