Singer Melanie Brown seems like a pretty fun mom – but the former Spice Girl insists she’s no pushover. Mel, who has her hands full with girls Phoenix Chi, 12, Angel Iris, 4, newborn Madison and stepdaughter Giselle, 7, says that she only gives the kids treats on Fridays, and she makes sure they earn their rewards.
“They have candy day on Friday, so they don’t get junk all week long,” Mel tells Hello!, adding that she limits screen time as well. “If they’ve been good all week, they’ll have a treat. Angel has an iPad, seeing a kid with a flat-screen at four years old is a bit crazy, but if she’s been good all week, she’ll play with it for a few hours on Friday and that’s it…. Some parents go for the easy route of, ‘Oh have it, I’m busy’, but I’m not like that.”
The musical mama also adds that her husband Stephen Belafonte is on the same parenting page, making sure the girls all lend a hand at home.
“He just reinforces normal things – do the washing, rinsing your plate, regular stuff I could get my maid to do but I make sure the kids know how to do it.”