CBS ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ (B&B) spoilers indicates that star Scott Clifton is admitting something that we’ve all been saying to ourselves for the last several months now: parenting during a pandemic is no walk in the park. The actor, who is best known for his role as Liam Spencer on the hit CBS soap, opens up about the challenges that he and his wife Nikki faced while trying to keep their son Ford entertained around the clock while at home. Here’s what he has to say.
In a joint interview with his fellow ‘Bold and the Beautiful’ co-star Darin Brooks (Wyatt Spencer), Scott says that sheltering-in-place would have looked quite differently if he and his wife Nikki weren’t parents. He told Soap Opera Digest, “Nikki and I are Olympic-medal, TV-watching do-nothing prod. So, if it weren’t for having a kid, this whole quarantine thing, because we lives such a privileged, lucky lifestyle, this would be party time for us. We would stay home all day. It would be like a rainy day schedule.”
CBS ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Spoilers: Star Scott Clifton Says It Hasn’t Been Easy Parenting During The Covid-19 Lockdown
But with a busy 4-year-old son at home, that is rather impossible to do, so says Scott. Rather than just Netflix and Chill, Scott admits that Ford needs stimulation and the only two people that could prove that for him were his mother and father throughout the time they were all quarantined at home together.
Scott adds, “He needs exercise. He needs to think and be mentally active and he needs to be educated, so that has become our job. Thankfully, we don’t have to actually homeschool him because he’s not old enough for that yet, but it’s like our house had tuned into a preschool. And it’s exhausting. It’s hard. We have talked to so many other people who are going through the same thing, where we feel like we are failing him. We feel like we can’t be doing arts and crafts all day long. We don’t have the materials. We don’t have the energy.”
Luckily, Scott says there is one silver lining. “This is why parenting experts and child psychologists are coming out in droves are saying, ‘Hey, parents. Relax. Kids are resilient. It’s going to be okay. You are not neglecting your children. Everyone feels the same way.’”
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