Madonna Wants To Teach Her Kids 'Moderate' Drug and Alcohol Use

By May Wilkerson 03/04/15

The Material Mom has a hands-off approach to her kids consuming drugs and alcohol.

Madonna and Lourdes

Ever the modern mother, Madonna doesn’t take a “Just Say No” approach to her teenaged kids’ drug and alcohol use. At a taping of the Jonathan Ross Show this past weekend, the Queen of Pop said she wants to teach her 18-year-old daughter, Lourdes, to use drugs and alcohol safely.

"I just ask my daughter to make wise decisions and to do things in moderation and to try not to mix her alcohol," she said. "I am not going to say, 'No, don't do it,' because that is just absurd. And it is not fair.”

“Yeah, I did it,” the singer added. Madonna has said she “tried everything once” with respect to drugs. But she’s “not a big fan.”

“They just don't suit me,” she said. "The handful of times I have tried drugs, many many many many years ago, I just didn't enjoy it. I wanted it out of me. I started guzzling bottles of water thinking that was going to end it."

The 56-year-old mother of four, who has described herself as a “strict parent,” is more concerned with her kids’ cell phone use. In a 2012 interview she said she made Lourdes wait until she was 16 to get an iPhone.

The singer also takes a hard line against smoking. At a 2012 concert in Chile, she reportedly cursed out a group of smokers in the crowd, telling them: "No smoking. If you're going to smoke cigarettes, I'm not doing a show—fuck you.”

For Lourdes’ sake, let’s hope she sticks to alcohol and drugs.

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