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Spears needs to grow up and be a mother - Jaya Franklin

By now, you've all heard the news, Britney Spears' two children have been taken away from her temporarily.

I must admit this is pretty sad, but on the same note, wasn't she asking for it?

I mean, she was having run-ins with the law, allegedly doing drugs and alcohol. When it comes to regular, non-famous people, the division of Family and Children Services would have interfered in the case a long time ago.

When people choose to have kids, I don't care how old they are, they should automatically grow up. You can't do the same things that you did before you had children, such as partying every night and driving while drunk or drinking (not that you should be doing that, anyway.)

Some of these parents do these outrageous things in front of their children, which makes it even worse. This is irresponsible and careless in the extreme.

Spears needs to realize that she is a mother, now, and if she doesn't want to step up, then she should have thought about that before she had children.

In situations like this, the kids are always the one's who have to suffer. These two children are only toddlers. They are probably confused and have no idea what's going on.

Some children grow up with all types of emotional problems, because of things they've experienced during childhood.

It's been rumored that Spears went out to party the same night that her kids were taken away from her. If this is true, this is truly ridiculous, and someone needs to educate this lost cause.

Spears' bodyguard said in a news report that, since Spears has been released from rehab, she has had issues with nudity and drug use, and that he has heard conversations about a planned hit on Kevin Federline, Spear's ex-husband.

In this case, I think the judge made the right call by taking the children away from their mother.

The kids are currently residing with Federline, but if that doesn't work, I think the children should be placed with a more stable family member, but not be split up.

Jaya Franklin covers government for the Henry Daily Herald. She can be reached at (770) 957-9161 or via e-mail at jfranklin@henryherald.com.