The singer and former One Tree Hill actress has been catching flak after posting on Instagram Stories about her 3-year-old daughter, Jolie, being fussy at mealtime.
The footage prompted the country music star’s followers to weigh in with their unsolicited parenting advice, ultimately blaming her for the child’s behavior. Some accused the mom of two of not paying enough attention to Jolie.
Kramer lashed out at the response in a post over the weekend.
“I know I shouldn’t respond to comments,” she said in another Instagram Stories post. “But it just drives me crazy that people feel the need to comment on my pictures. And then it makes me upset because I’m like,I want to be able to post a temper tantrum of Jolie’s just to keep it real for the other moms out there. You’re not alone. But yet I have people trolling my page saying, ‘Well, she’s doing that because of this.’
“Just stop,” she added. “You don’t know. You don’t live in this house. You don’t know what’s going on. Please don’t tell me why my child is acting that way. Thanks.”
On Monday, after a mommy-daughter pedicure which she and a fan joked would put an end to Jolie’s tantrums, Kramer and husband Mike Caussin slammed the criticism.
“Leave us alone,” Caussin, a former NFL player, said on Instagram Stories. He was also offended by implications that Jolie was acting out because she was “stuck with him,” saying she and baby brother Jace are never “stuck” with anyone because they have “two parents that equally love them.”
The couple were likewise angered by accusations that Jolie wasn’t getting enough attention from them.
“That’s crazy,” Kramer said.
“Oh yeah, attention-deprived,” Caussin added. “Go tell that to any parent with kids … unbelievable.”
Kramer also shared that it’s not “trolls” who attack her online; it’s other moms who she says should be more understanding.
Kramer’s fans have her back.
“How did so many people grow up and become an adult without all the know-it-alls chirping in on their lives to help guide them to live it?” one commented. “So weird they didn’t need them!! Nothing short of a miracle right?”
“I will never understand how mothers or even parents can try to tear others down,” read another comment.
“These people making these comments obviously don’t have kids or they are just stupid,” added a supporter. “All kids have tantrums. We are not perfect and our kids are not perfect, it’s called life!!! Love ya Jana Kramer and your beautiful family!!”
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