[EXCLUSIVE VIDEO] Thalia On Her Book ‘Chupie: The Binky That Returned Home,’ Parenting, Telenovelas (U Interview)
Thalia, the multi-talented Mexican entertainer, recently released her fourth book –Chupie: The Binky That Returned Home – a children’s book inspired by an interaction with her daughter Sabrina. The author, actress and singer spoke with Uinterview aboutChupie and the upcoming release of the Thalia Viva! Tour Live CD+DVD/Bluray in an exclusive interview.
Like mothers everywhere, Thalia was faced with the dilemma of weaning her child off of a pacifier. “I tried everything, you name it, everything, and nothing really worked,” Thalia revealed. “And I didn’t want to see her cry. I didn’t want to see her suffer through this first detachment experience of her little life.” So, Thalia began to tell her daughter a story.
“I said, ‘You know what, Sabrina, what is going on is little binky, little Chupie, needs to go back to Mommy Chupie.’ And she was like ‘Mommy? My binky has a Mommy?’ I said, ‘Yes, your binky has a mommy,’” Thalia told Uinterview. “And she was like, ‘Really?’ And I started inventing her this amazing fairy tale about Binkieland and blah blah blah and she gave me her pacifier and she said, ‘Here Mommy, send Binkie to Mommy Binkie.’”
That little story Thalia told Sabrina is what bore the idea for Chupie: The Binkie That Returned Home, as the telenovela star believed that other parents would be able to use it to help their own children put down the binkie. While Thalia believes binkies are a great comfort to children, the cons outweigh the pros by the time the child hits two.
Thalia’s other advice to parents? Be patient. “I think the most important thing as a parent is to be patient and have a lot of love for that little person,” she said. “It must be difficult being stuck in that little body and not being able to talk what is in your mind and to do things that you want to do and you can’t.”
Thalia will be launching her DVD/CD/Live album later this month. The former “Queen of Telenovelas” will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Dec. 5.