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Tia Mowry Says Tamera Spanks Her Kids, But She Would Never Do That — ‘I Don’t Want My Children Being Afraid Of Me’

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Jul. 2 2019, Updated 4:23 p.m. ET

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Tia Mowry got candid about how she differs as a parent from her twin Tamera! Although she admitted they grew up being spanked, Tia said she chose not to continue that form of discipline even though her sister does.

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Tia, 40, sat down with The Breakfast Club on July 1. “I have the non-traditional parenting styles and my sister is very traditional, but you know, we learn from each other,” she told the hosts. Tia has two children with her husband Cory Hardrict and Tamera, 40, has two children with her husband Adam Housley.

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Tia explained her take on parenting is “just going with the flow and not putting so many rules and regulations on your children.” She added, “Allow your kids to be who they are and grow into who they are instead of dictating ‘at this age you need to be away from the bottle, at this age you need to be out of the bed, at this age you need to be doing this.’”

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The Breakfast Club hosts then asked how The Game star felt about punishment. “I grew up being spanked,” she admitted. “It’s awesome and it’s great to an extent if that’s the way you want to parent. But I see it differently as… if you’re spanking your child, in my opinion, it’s because of you and where you are in your headspace.”

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Tia continued, “You’re inpatient and just want to get things done, over with. Whereas I feel like if you don’t spank them then it takes more time. You have to talk to them. You have to explain. But there is, in my opinion, a better outcome.”

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The Breakfast Club hosts later asked if Tamera spanks her kids. Tia revealed, “She does. She spanks her children. But I don’t. I can’t spank mine.”

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Tia added, “Not that I’m afraid of my mom, but I don’t want my children being afraid of me.”

Watch the video above! What do you think about Tamera and Tia’s different parenting styles? Sound off in the comments below.

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