Whitney Houston wants her 16-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina to be able to express herself and show her true feelings.
Whitney Houston wants her daughter to be able to express herself.
The 'I Look To You' singer admits 16-year-old Bobbi Kristina takes after her father Bobby Brown in the personality stakes and believes it's important for her to let her real feelings be known.
Whitney - who is divorced from Bobby - said: "It's funny because her body is mine, her skin colour is mine, but she says exactly what's on her mind, so she's like her father in that manner. These kids, man, they come out and just let you know right off. But I think it's a very important thing to allow our children to express themselves so it won't be expressed in other areas, like on the street. If she's angry, I allow her to say, 'Damn! I'm so frustrated today!' "
Like any mother and teenage daughter, Whitney admits they do sometimes argue but Bobbi knows she can rely on her mother to be there for her no matter what.
She added to America's InStyle magazine: "We have our moments when we clash, but we have a good relationship. I want her to count on me to try to understand what she's going through. No damnation, no condemnation, nothing that's going to make her feel like she can't come to me."