The actress and model Angelina Jolie published this Friday, in a moving letter dedicated to all the fathers and mothers that, during the pandemic of coronavirus that crosses almost the whole world, are isolated at home with their children.
Also a philanthropist, who has six children and is separated from the Hollywood star Brad Pitt, published in the journal Time the brief missive, in which he reflected on the process of becoming a father and gave several tips based on learnings we experienced over the years in the process of parenting.
Then, the total reproduction of the letter:
I’m thinking of you. I’m imagining the hard effort that each of you makes to be able to drive their days. How much they want to take forward to their loved ones. How much they care. How they plan. How to smile for them, when inside you feel at times that you are breaking.
I was never a very stable young man. In fact, I never thought I could be the mother of anyone. I remember the decision to become a mother. It was not difficult to love. It was not difficult to devote myself to someone and to something bigger than my life. The difficult thing was knowing that from then on would be me who would make sure that everything was okay. Be able to handle it and make it work. From the food to the school and medical care. What was to come. And be patient.
I realized that I had stopped my constant daydreams and in its place was always prepared for any interruption in what he was doing or thinking, and, thus, respond to a need. Was to acquire a new skill.
So now, in the midst of this pandemic, I think of all the mothers and fathers with children at home. All waiting to be able to do everything well, answering all the needs and stay calm and positive.
One of the things that has helped me is know that that’s impossible.
It is a wonderful thing discover that your children don’t want perfect. Just want to make you honest. And doing it as best you can. In fact, the more space they have to be fantastic where you are weak, the stronger you will become. They love you. You want to help. So, in the end, this is the team that you build. And, in a certain way, they also are raising. You grow together.”
Jolie, of 44 years, she was invited by Time to edit a special edition of the weekly newsletter that you are sending the publication by e-mail devoted to fathers and mothers, where you will provide advice and sources to improve the process of upbringing in the bosom of their families.
The winner of the Oscar for best actress in 1999, lives with her five children: Maddox Jolie Pittthe greater of 18 years; Paxof 16 years; Zaharaof 15; Shilohof 13, who late last year decided to change his name to John; and the twins Knox and Vivienne11.
In 2018, Jolie got the custody of the six children, while Pitt has a right to visitation hours. The eldest, Maddox, is just starting college, so that in reality only a matter of the guardianship of the other five. However, after the suspension of classes, returned home with his mother and brothers.
Meanwhile, the united States has become one of the epicenters of the pandemic coronavirus. The country nortamericano recorded this Thursday 3.176 new deaths from coronavirus, an increase of nearly 1,500 compared to the previous day, and on the night of Friday (local time) already exceeds 50,000 deaths, by far the highest figure at the global level.