Kim Fields’ Parenting Skills Takes Center Stage On ‘Real Housewives’

Last night, The Real Housewives of Atlanta aired its 11th episode of the season, which featured the Wives heading to D.C. for the ‘Million Man March’, and a chance to meet some of the nation’s leading African American congressional members.

Newbie Kim Fields has never made it a secret that family is extremely important to her, and she’s pointed out that she takes a very hands-on approach to parenting. When a sit-down conversation with Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Florida) turned to a discussion about the difficulties young Black boys and men face in America, Kim became uncomfortable and left the room in the middle of the discussion–taking her kids with her.

Kim explained that the nature of the conversation was too adult-like and that she prefers to keep her children shielded from grown-up controversies.

But with that, Fields has found herself at the center of one herself. Users on social media and fans of the show have begun questioning Fields’ approach to parenting, with some questioning whether she is being too protective by keeping her kids away from some of society’s painful truths.

Others are asking why Fields would join a show that has, this season alone, featured a fight on a boat and an assault on a female by a drunken athlete, if she were concerned about her kids being part of adult drama?

Did you watch last night’s episode? If you didn’t, you can catch it below. And if you did watch, is Kim Fields doing too much–or just being a devoted mother?