“Fuller House” star Candace Cameron Bure and her hubby, retired professional hockey player Valeri Bure, have high standards for their three kids.
The family motto is: “Excuses are for losers.” Candace explains, “It’s really about working hard. Don’t make excuses -- it’s okay to fail, but do your best, and work hard and try.”
With that in mind, it’s really not surprising that at age 18, her daughter Natasha has already competed on “The Voice,” has a YouTube page with over 70k followers and has now written her first book, Let's Be Real: Living Life as an Open and Honest You.
What motivated a teenager to write a book? “I love social media. I love Twitter and Instagram and seeing all of that, and I wanted to write a book that encouraged teenagers to be authentic and to be real,” Natasha says.
“Society has this definition of what beauty is and what perfection is, and I think that we need to break down those terms and redefine them and encourage everyone, no matter what age you are, to be real,” she explains.
That’s pretty wise for an 18-year-old! Candace says she’s glad her parenting lessons have taken hold, “I was thinking to myself as I read her words, ‘Yes! It sunk in! It sunk in!’” She also learned some things she didn’t know about her daughter -- particularly when it comes to boys! (Check out the video above to hear what Candace didn’t know about Natasha’s first kiss!)
Just because Natasha is a published author, doesn’t mean that she and Candace don’t struggle with all the same issues as other moms and teens. In fact, Candace says that Natasha may not be able to come along on the family summer vacation if she doesn’t hold up her end of the bargain by making sure to clean her room and do the dishes.
Candace is currently working on season three of “Fuller House” and you can also catch her in the latest Aurora Teagarden Mystery movie “A Bundle of Trouble” on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel May 21. Watch the video below to see Candace and Natasha play a game that tests how well they really know each other!