Yandy Smith recently became a foster mother of a teenage girl and she’s asking social media for a few pointers on discipline.
In August, New York court officials approved Smith’s request to become the new foster mother to a teenage girl she mentored years ago. However, it seems the new foster mom is having somewhat of a difficult time chastising her daughter.
On Friday, Smith shared a photo with her teen daughter Infinity Gilyard having a conversation about structure and guidelines. The young girl is clearly “annoyed” in the photo as Smith lectures her daughter on the “dos & don’ts.”
The “Love and Hip Hop” star wrote, “I’m going to love you @fromyandytoinfinity . Yes. But I’m also going to tell you NO to a 22inch weave, belly shirts and long fake nails, I’m on the fence about your eyebrows getting done, we all eat dinner together and nope no TV is a rule on the weekday🤷🏽♀️.”
Smith then turned to fans for advice and asked, “Am I being too hard on her? she’s so annoyed right here. Help me I’m willing to shift on the eyebrows…maybe. 🤦🏾♀️ (and I really wanna say no phone on school nights but that might be too far…right?)”
Fans swarmed Smith’s comment section with over 15,000 remarks and gave her their honest advice when it comes to raising teenagers.
“I think your doing an amazing job at raising her and showing her structure. Everything your doing is amazing,” one fan wrote.
Another fan added, “Definitely doing the right thing! My mom wldnt let me wear door knockers (or any large earrings honestly) no bands no beeper no hair die and 9pm curfew on weekdays 10 on weekends. I was such a square however it all worked out. Children are children and teenagers are simply larger ones. Stick to your guns she will respect you and herself in the long run.”
Smith’s “LHH” co-star Mariah Lynn chimed into the conversation and said, “I don’t think you’re being hard at all what you’re doing is called caring, structure, guidance and I commend you for this I love this.”
Smith first met Gilyard when she was in seventh grade. Their bond continued when Smith became the young girl’s mentor as a part of the EGL Partners Uplifting our Daughters organization.