Being a parent comes with the inevitable feeling of responsibility to protect your child at all costs, no matter their age. Once they begin to develop relationships of their own, whether platonic or romantic, it is hard not to want to interfere when things begin to turn sour.
Parents David and Victoria Beckham have found themselves doing just that after numerous reports state that their son Brooklyn and girlfriend Hana Cross are finding themselves in heated waters. The most recent incident occurred while the couple was attending the Cannes Film Festival. Security had to separate the two after the British model “lashed out” at Brooklyn in a public screaming match.
A source close to the couple told The Sun that the debacle “was all very dramatic. They went to Cannes for a few days, but started bickering almost straight away.”
David and Victoria are said to be fed up with their son’s “toxic relationship” after being alerted of yet another public incident. The Beckhams are said to have insisted that Hana sign a non-disclosure agreement in order to protect the family.
“They want the best for their son. The Beckhams make nearly all employees and associates sign NDAs and they’ve asked that Hana sign one. But loyal Brooklyn refuses, and thinks it’s insulting” the source told The Sun.
The Beckhams are one of many examples of parents who would do anything to protect their child. This however begs the familiar question; is it ever okay to interfere in your child’s relationship?
Most parents can’t relate to having their child’s significant other sign an NDA, but as many parents may feel that interfering in your child’s relationship is second nature. Our happiness stems from theirs, so when they find themselves in situations like these, it is hard not to react.
Allowing your children to navigate these relationships will be better for them in the long run, even if it may not seem like it now. Trust me, they will thank you.