Thalia Video Interview On Her Book ‘Chupie: The Binky That Returned Home,’ Advice For Parents, Telanovelas
Thalía, the superstar Mexican actress and singer, recently published her fourth book, a children’s book titled Chupie: The Binky That Returned Home. Thalia’s experiences weaning her daughter Sabrina off her pacifier inspired the author to share her insights with other parents struggling with the issue. “I didn’t want to see her suffer through this first detachment experience of her little life,” Thalia told uInterview exclusively. “I started inventing her this amazing fairy tale about Binkieland and she gave me her pacifier and she said, ‘Here Mommy, send Binkie to Mommy Binkie.’ In that moment, I said ‘This is great, I have to send this story to other desperate mothers around out there.'”
Thalia’s New Book
Later this month, Thalía will be launching the Thalía Viva! Tour Live CD+DVD/ Bluray, documenting her most recent tour throughout the United States and Mexico. “I’m so excited,” said Thalía. “It has incredible, fun images and things that are unusual and I’m happy to present that to my people.”
My inspiration was my daughter Sabrina. She was two years old, and I was determined to get her off her binky. I tried everything, you name it, everything, and nothing really worked. And I didn't want to see her cry. I didn't want to see her suffer through this first detachment experience of her little life. So one night, at 3 a.m., when I entered her room, she was crying because she could not find her pacifier in her crib. I said, 'You know what, Sabrina, what is going on is little binky, little Chupie, needs to go back to Mommy Chupie.' And she was like 'Mommy? My binky has a Mommy?' I said, 'Yes, your binky has a mommy. Imagine you and me being apart with no hugs, kisses, and love.' And she was like, 'Really?' And I started inventing her this amazing fairy tale about Binkieland and blah blah blah and she gave me her pacifier and she said, 'Here Mommy, send Binkie to Mommy Binkie.' In that moment, I said, 'This is great, I have to send this story to other desperate mothers around out there.'
Because it's the first, only controlling way they have. They cannot have control over anything but that. They just have control over sucking that little binky. I think it's really important for them. It's a comfort issue, no? But if you think about the side effects of that comfort issue, you have ear infections or overbites or speech problems, so there are a lot pros [to moving your child away from it]. I think after two years old is the year that you have to stop that before everything goes down hill.
I think the most important thing as a parent is to be patient and have a lot of love for that little person. It must be difficult being stuck in that little body and not being able to talk what is in your mind and to do things that you want to do and you can't. So just be a little extra patient with them.
This is my fourth book, so it's very coherent with my life. The first one was about beauty and about how to find your inner beauty and bring it out and make it shine. Also, the second was about pregnancy. It was during a time while I was pregnant. I talk about how to embrace that moment in your life, how to look fabulous during it. And the third book was more like a biography. It was fun to go through all my life and career and things that happened. And this one has an important link with my life as a mother, with my daughter, Sabrina, and my son, Matthew.
No, right now everything is too fast speed. The attention span right now is four to six minutes on YouTube, nothing else. This new generation, they don't want to sit and hear a whole album, a whole CD, they just want one single. So that's why it's a little more difficult for new talent, for new stars, for new singers to just last longer or to build up bigger careers because everything is so fast speed and everything basically is in your phone and your mobile is in your smart phone. There's no time to kind of sit there and enjoy the ride, no? Watch TV, or go to the movies. It's another time. Everything is in your smart phone now.
At the end of this month, I'm launching a DVD/CD/Live album. I'm so excited. It's Thalía Viva! Tour. It's everything that I documented from all my tour in United States and Mexico. It's so cool and fun and it has incredible, fun images and things that are unusual and I'm happy to present that to my people. And also, in December, I'm so excited because Dec. 5, I'll be getting my star in Hollywood. So that's amazing. You have to be there guys, I'll see you there. And a lot of projects are coming. More fashion, more music, more stuff.