Michelle Money, 39, reveals that she has become a ‘stricter’ parent since her daughter’s skateboarding accident
Bachelor alum Michelle Money revealed that she has become a ‘stricter’ parent since the accident of her 15-year-old daughter Brielle.
Brielle suffered a skateboarding accident in March and was placed in a 10-day medical coma, which eventually spent 26 days in the hospital before being discharged.
The 39-year-old TV star told the story Us weekly that the harrowing experience has led her to ‘drastically’ reevaluate her previously relaxed approach to parenting.
Side by side: Bachelor alum Michelle Money revealed that she has become a ‘stricter’ parent since the accident of her 15-year-old daughter Brielle
The reality star, who shares Brielle with ex-husband Ryan Money, explained that ‘for me it was like a wake-up call for single parents to be – listen, I know we only get our kids 50 percent of the week , 50 percent of their lives. ‘
She noted that “we don’t want to fight, we don’t want to argue, we don’t want to be – you just don’t. You have your kids and you just want to love them, and you want them to have everything in the world. ‘
Michelle also pointed out that she now has a live-in boyfriend herself, pro golfer Mike Weir, which adds a new dynamic to the relationship.
“And I think, you know, especially when you’re mixing families, like with Mike and I living together, and you just want everything to be easy,” she said.
As seen in happier times: Brielle suffered a skateboarding accident in March and was placed in a 10-day medically induced coma, eventually spending 26 days in the hospital before being discharged
Before Brielle went on the skateboard outing where she had the accident, Michelle urged her to put on the helmet.
She confessed that “the truth is, I knew she wouldn’t do it and I let her go, and – because I didn’t want to fight.”
Michelle said, “There is, you know, so if you lie there and your daughter is on her deathbed and you are like a mother, I should have put the helmet on her head, tied it up and said,” You are wearing the helmet or you’re not going. ”
Mother and daughter had a discussion where Michelle said, “I love you so much and I didn’t show up for you like I should as your mom, so we need to make some changes. As if I have to appear differently in your life, because you are my responsibility and I never want to get into this situation again. ‘
Father and daughter: The reality star shares Brielle with her ex-husband Ryan Money; Ryan is shown with his daughter
Michelle told us weekly that ‘things have changed drastically and we have retired her screen time, we have retired her curfew, we have the ba- I mean all the things I wanted to do but never wanted to fight with her about it was like: “We’re holding this in.” ‘
She added that Brielle’s dad and I are both all really on the same page. It was a bit like we could push the reset a little bit.
MIchelle added, “Fortunately, we were lucky enough to have Brielle walk out of the hospital alive and get the chance to fix her a bit, where many people don’t get that chance and have regrets all their lives. And I’m like, I won’t be sorry. I will not do it. ‘
The mother of one of them also gave an update on Brielle’s health, revealing ‘she doesn’t remember the accident, she doesn’t remember the day before the accident – she has very few memories of her 26 days in the hospital’ .
‘Blending families’: Michelle also pointed out that she now has a live-in boyfriend herself, pro golfer Mike Weir, adding a new dynamic to the relationship
Brielle is physically okay, but ‘brain injury takes at least a year to fully recover, so it only takes a few months, so she’s still struggling with short-term memory. One of the funny side effects is as if she seems to have lost her filter. ‘
Michelle said her daughter was a little bit more funny and extra inappropriate, and we said, “Okay, boy.”
In a serious tone, Michelle said, “But apart from that, you know, since we’re about to go back to the school year, it will be a whole host of other challenges for us because we’re not quite sure how she’s going doing multiple classes, and several like, you know, studying, and just, her brain isn’t quite ready for that yet. ‘