Nikkole Paulun, a former TV star thanks to season two of Sixteen and Pregnant, is back in the spotlight for infuriating people on Facebook. The mother of two shared a post about how once a month she and her six-year-old son Lyle, whom she gave birth to on the MTV show, go out for a "date." In her own words:
Once a month my 6 year old son takes me out on a dinner date. He opens doors for me, pulls out my chair, talks about his day & asks me how mine was, pays the bill with money he earned by doing chores, and even tips the waiter/waitress. By doing this I am teaching him how to treat a lady & how to take her on a proper date. How to show that he respects the woman he loves (right now that would be mommy). We put our phone and iPad away (except to take this photo) and sit and talk to each other about our days, things we want to do, etc. I'm teaching him proper table manners and that it's rude to sit on your phone on a date with your mom or with anyone else. He learns the value of money and how to manage it. He learns how to do math as we add up what we want and make sure we have 15% of it to leave for a tip. Yes he is young but I believe this is something he should learn now. It's never too early to teach your child how to properly respect others, especially women. As a woman who has been abused & treated like crap in the past, it's extremely important to me that I teach my son how to show respect. Too many men these days have no idea how to treat women or how to take them on a nice date. It's nice to know my son won't be one of them. ❤
A terrible example of parenting, if you ask certain people. Paulun was slammed in the comments for "imposing all these expectations on children that they *must* want to be in a relationship and it has to be heterosexual." Other criticizers concluded Paulun is "making [her son] feel like all women are better than him." Or maybe she's spending quality time with her kid and teaching him math?
Facebook temporarily suspended Paulun's account over the post
because it was so horrible because people reported her account as fake. It's not. It's real, and Paulun, who had a baby girl last year, actually makes her son do chores and go out to dinner with her.