I get less nervous doing live television now then when I first started doing my regular segments on Fox 5, but still, there are times when my brain freezes and I cannot think of one articulate thing to say, or, even worse, I try to say something articulate but it comes out sounding like one long German word with no vowels or sense.
For example, this past week we had a question addressing the Miley Cyrus VMA debacle. Though I had been talking, blogging and analyzing the situation til I was seeing dancing bears in my sleep, once the camera was on me, I could not make sense of my thoughts.
In my defense, I caught myself off-guard by mentioning that she was trying get away from the Disney image and then for the next minute, in my head, I started questioning whether or not Hannah Montana is actually a Disney show. So, with a shroud of doubt hanging over me, and my mind racing while still trying to speak, I tripped over my words and didn’t make much sense at all. Thankfully I have awesome panelists, so I “threw it” to my girl Rachel on my left and she gracefully covered for me. That’s what fellow panelists are for, right?
I can’t tell if my blunder was clear to anyone else watching, but it’s pretty clear once you know the back story. Anyway, you all know what I think of the Miley situation, and if you don’t you can read about it here.
In the meantime, check out this clip, get a chuckle from my brain freeze and then learn some valuable information on talking your kids about these types of kid-stars gone wrong, as well as how to help your kid transition to a new school, and whether or not you should be worried about freckles on your kiddo.
Our second segment that day was about the following “hot topics” floating around the Internets.
– Daycare workers who were fired for posting pictures of kids on Instagram with mocking captions.
– Talking to your kids about eating disorders sparked by this post by Jeanne Sager on The Stir.
– Measles outbreak linked to church where the minister believes in “faith-based healing”.
If you have a burning parenting question, turn your iPhone or iPad on and film yourself asking the question (film it horizontally please) and email it to me at mary [@] mamamaryshow [dot] com.