Washington Post article about Jon

Washington Post article about Jon

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Charlotte

Orlando, FL

#1 Dec 3, 2012
dream87

Mainz, Germany

#2 Dec 3, 2012
I think Jon is taking the heroin issue way too lightly.

Since: Jun 11

Gdansk/Poland

#3 Dec 3, 2012
I'm sure Jon is taking his daughter's heroin problem with all the attention.You cannot judge his behaviour by the comments he gives to the media! You know nothing about this situation,except what's been written in the newspapers.The truth about Stephanie is known only to the family and people whome the parents would eventually ask for help. Let's not start another heroin-issue discussion again.
I like what he says here:
"... you bring her up the best you can, you surround her with hugs and kisses and know that she may eventually fall down... I'm shocked as much as the next parent with this situation and had no idea. But then you surround them with best help and love and move on, and that's where we're at with it."
This is all we should know.
Buzzed

Brandon, Canada

#4 Dec 3, 2012
I think in regards to the Stephanie story, what Jon is saying to the press and what is really going on may be two different stories. I'm not saying he's lying but I don't think he's going to go into detail with the press about what's really going on and we're just going to get the toned down "Readers Digest" version.
lisa

Jamaica Plain, MA

#5 Dec 3, 2012
"She was doing great. Then a sudden and steep decline."

Perhaps this quote means she really was just in the experimenting stage and there is no addiction to be addresed (i.e., the need for rehab).

Still is a display of very poor decision making skills. At the very least I'd be taking her to a shrink to get an answer to "What the hell were you thinking?!" and "Didn't I teach you better than that?"

I suppose it could sound like he is taking it lightly, but you never know how much more was discussed and just not published.
dream87

Mainz, Germany

#6 Dec 3, 2012
I'm just saying he comes across as a bit naive when talking about heroin. Heroin is not pot. And she almost died.
Charlotte

Orlando, FL

#7 Dec 3, 2012
lisa wrote:
"She was doing great. Then a sudden and steep decline."
Perhaps this quote means she really was just in the experimenting stage and there is no addiction to be addresed (i.e., the need for rehab).
Still is a display of very poor decision making skills. At the very least I'd be taking her to a shrink to get an answer to "What the hell were you thinking?!" and "Didn't I teach you better than that?"
I suppose it could sound like he is taking it lightly, but you never know how much more was discussed and just not published.
I think the speclation should stop no one really knows what is happening. Add to the situation that Stephanie is 19 years old and legally does do have to take anyones advice about anything.

Since: May 09

's-hertogenbosch, Netherlands

#8 Dec 3, 2012
I didn't even think he would say as much about this as he has done now.
He says "But then you surround them with best help and love and move on, and that's where we're at with it."
I don't see giving her 'the best help' is taking it lightly, he's just not going in to details when it comes to his family
asiorson

Swarzedz, Poland

#9 Dec 3, 2012
Evitabjlover wrote:
I like what he says here:
"... you bring her up the best you can, you surround her with hugs and kisses and know that she may eventually fall down... I'm shocked as much as the next parent with this situation and had no idea. But then you surround them with best help and love and move on, and that's where we're at with it."
This is all we should know.
I like it too. It's touching. I think he said enough about this situation, and agree, more than we could expect. About hugs and kisses and the knowledge that someday his child may fall down again like then when she was learning to walking, and just be with her this time, like he was with her when she fall down when she was little kid. I think his words comes from the strong man, who saw the tragic situation and knew the life well enough, to know that tragic is just part of it. "It is what it is" and move on to go to the another step of life. It's enough for the press and us. And the rest is the silence: means: the rest is private.
jbjfan

Manchester, CT

#10 Dec 3, 2012
I think we should just let the family deal with their faimly issues and just keep sending them all our prayers that everything works out fine. I know I wouldn't want all of my family matters out for the world to see. I know that this is part of his life, but as a family they are entitled to a private life also. As true fans we need to respect that.
Karen

Littlehampton, UK

#11 Dec 3, 2012
dream87 wrote:
I think Jon is taking the heroin issue way too lightly.
Do you really think he's going to go into the nitty gritty in these interviews? He is only going to hover over the surface of the issue.

Since: Jun 11

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#12 Dec 3, 2012
dream87 wrote:
I think Jon is taking the heroin issue way too lightly.
The Jon that we see in this interview and the father Jon at home, are two different people. Don't be fooled that he is taking this lightly. He will never show his emotions and get into a meaningful conversation with a reporter, someone he will probably never see again. He now has to deal with this as privately as he can, in a public forum.

Imagine now everyone watching and waiting on your comments on your child's drug problem and then picking it apart and analyse what you said? And as Jon said, he has three more to come? So now he is thinking do he and Dorothea do things differently with the boys, so they don't get into the same problems? Where did they go wrong? His got a lot of questions that he will never show publicly but privately, the man as a father is hurting. As any parent would be.
Mgkelly

Edwardsville, IL

#13 Dec 3, 2012
I don't think Jon has a clue about his kids on a deeper level. It's all his wife and she's handling it. He just works and provides the $. Some dads are like that, it's nothing new. They leave it to the wife since the dads barely around.
Carina

Armação De Pêra, Portugal

#14 Dec 4, 2012
i know Jon don´t like to talk about his private life but he could aproach this subject without saying things like: "it is what it is" or "life goes on". Things like this make him sound clueless. Its heroin, its serious.
KSLUVBJ

Toronto, Canada

#15 Dec 4, 2012
it's none of our business!!

The family will take care of her and he is NEVER EVER gonna tell the media anything about his private life.

Why do you people care how he is reacting and picking apart every word he says. He is a parent and this is killing him inside - just like it would kill any other parent who loves their child.

Leave them alone!!!!!!!!!!
JBshowtime

Edwardsville, IL

#16 Dec 4, 2012
KSLUVBJ wrote:
it's none of our business!!
The family will take care of her and he is NEVER EVER gonna tell the media anything about his private life.
Why do you people care how he is reacting and picking apart every word he says. He is a parent and this is killing him inside - just like it would kill any other parent who loves their child.
Leave them alone!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah last weeks stroll in soho and goofing around with the paparrazi doesn't sound like anything is "killing him" on the inside. Don't lash out on others for thinking he doesn't care because you don't know if he does or does not either.

It's not only what he says but what he does that is making people wonder. And they have a right too as fans and supporters of him. Sorry but as a fan I do care about his character and who he is as a person.
KSLUVBJ

Toronto, Canada

#17 Dec 4, 2012
JBshowtime wrote:
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Yeah last weeks stroll in soho and goofing around with the paparrazi doesn't sound like anything is "killing him" on the inside. Don't lash out on others for thinking he doesn't care because you don't know if he does or does not either.
It's not only what he says but what he does that is making people wonder. And they have a right too as fans and supporters of him. Sorry but as a fan I do care about his character and who he is as a person.
Oh yes, the stroll and the goofing around. OMG - how dare he go out in public and be a normal person. The entire family should quit everything they are doing and not come out of their home. They should all stay in their penthouse and just hold hands!!!

LIFE GOES ON!!!! They are getting her help and that is all they can do and that is all you need to know. You don't crawl under a rock and hide from everything, you face your problems and deal with them and move forward! Exactly what the family is trying to do.

"thinking he doesn't care because you don't know if he does or does not either" -I guess you're not a parent. EVERY parent cares about their children. The way he speaks about them and the way you see him in pics with his family speaks volumes. If you can't see that then you can't see it. Not my problem!
Buzzed

Brandon, Canada

#18 Dec 4, 2012
It makes me sick that people are insinuating that he may not even care about his daughter. Weeks after the Stephanie incident he and Dorothea decide to go out for a walk and because they smile at the paparazzi, they don't care about their daughter's well being? Good lord!
JBshowtime

United States

#19 Dec 4, 2012
No one is saying sit at home!! Geez eff it. Can't have an opinion here! Some think he's handling it fine some dont, so what! It's a forum! That's the point!!! Opinions and discussing! It's gonna keep happening so stop yelling at other people's opinions. Everyone is gonna talk, just like you are! Good or bad! If you don't like it, ignore it! I still believe he doesn't get the seriousness of it and I understand why others are seeing it that way too so I shared my thought on maybe why. I have a right to think that from what I see and hear. Its a freaking forum im gonna express my thoughts!

Since: Jan 09

Montreal, Canada

#20 Dec 4, 2012
I know what you mean, but I think he is the only one (with Dorothea) to know the seriousness of the problem because he is the only one to know what really happened. The rest is pure specuation from us. so let him deal the way it's the best for him and his family.

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