Even Justin Bieber‘s mom finds herself questioning her son’s decisions in recent months. Pattie Mallette admits in a new interview that she’s doing her best to be a hands-off mom and let him live his own life, even if she doesn’t agree with everything her 19-year-old is doing.
“When your kids hit a certain age your parenting style changes and it is hard letting go,” Mallette tells People while promoting the teen edition of her book “Nowhere but Up: The Story of Justin Bieber’s Mom.” “His life was my life and now I’ve had to let him go a little bit and let him be independent. It is hard to not be able to control everything that your adult child does.”
With that being said, Mallette does clarify that she’s ignorant to her son’s recent questionable behavior.
“A lot of people might think that I have my head in the sand or that I am oblivious to the things my son is doing,” she says. “I know who my son is and I don’t always agree with every single thing that he does but I don’t necessarily have to address that with everyone else. He’s my son and I have to respect he is not going to want me going around being ‘that mom’ talking about his behavior.”
She adds, “Every parent worries. I text and call him every day. I definitely want to know everything that he is doing and what he is going through so I try to talk to him as much as he’ll let me. I mean, he’s on tour and being pulled in a million different directions but we talk as much as he is able.”