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Lynne Spears: Britney’s ‘breakdown was triggered by depression’

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Britney Spears’ mother Lynne has attributed her daughter’s recent break-down to post-natal depression.

The pop star was hospitalized at the beginning of the year under a mental health order following months of bizarre behavior. And Lynne Spears insists that the singer’s problems began after she gave birth to her two children, Sean Preston, three, and Jayden James, two.

But the star’s mental health deteriorated further when she split from her husband Kevin Federline in November 2007, leading to a downward spiral in her personal and professional life.

Lynn writes in her forthcoming book Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, “Having two children within a year of each other would be overwhelming for any woman. She had post-natal depression.

“Added to her broken-hearted spirit over the end of her marriage to Kevin and the enormous pressures of her career, it brought her to breaking point. It was hard for me to believe this much-loved daughter was enduring such pain and I couldn’t be there to help her heal. I felt hopeless.”

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Posted Monday, September 15th, 2008 at 9:09am
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Lynne Spears: ‘I’m not a pushy mother’

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Britney Spears’ mother Lynne has blasted her image as a “pushy stage mother” and insisted she never wanted her daughter to be a superstar.

Spears senior has been accused of driving Britney’s career – starting with her big break on Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club. But Lynne insists the 26-year-old pushed herself from a young age.

She writes in her forthcoming book Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, “Britney was always highly motivated to excel. I’m always startled when I hear folks think I’m a pushy stage mother. I simply did not have the huge ambitions for her that I have been accused of having.”

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Posted Thursday, September 11th, 2008 at 12:12pm
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Jamie Lynn Spears gives mom’s book the thumbs up

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Jamie Lynn Spears brought her mother Lynne to tears after reading her new book Through The Storm – because she loved it.

The Spears family matriarch admits her eldest kids Britney and Bryan have yet to read her memoirs, but she’s thrilled her youngest daughter likes what she has read.

She says, “Jamie Lynn loved the book. I started to cry because I told her, ‘I wanted so much for you to like it.’ And she got up and kissed me on the cheek and said, ‘Mama, thank you so much.’”

And Spears admits that writing the book has also helped her mend her relationship with pop superstar Britney: “We are back to four or five phone calls a day.”

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Posted Thursday, September 11th, 2008 at 8:08am
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Lynne Spears: ‘Every mother makes mistakes’

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Lynne Spears says that even knowing what she knows now, she would still let her daughters Britney and Jamie Lynn pursue stardom.

“I think you have to let them follow their dreams,” she says in a new interview with People. “I think it would be worse in the end if you didn’t.”

But she does express regrets about not listening to her “gut” at times: “Was I the perfect mom? No.”

In an exclusive excerpt from her new memoir, Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, Lynne, 53, details the highs – and lows – of her family’s journey from Kentwood, La., to the harsh international spotlight. “Every mother makes mistakes,” she writes, “and I’m no different.”

“I wanted the truth out in my own words for myself and my family,” she tells People of writing the book, which chronicles Britney’s highly publicized troubles and Jamie Lynn’s pregnancy at 16. The latter, says Lynne, “was probably the hardest time in my life.”

What do her kids – Britney, 26, Jamie Lynn, 17, and Bryan, 31 – think of the book?

She says Britney and Bryan have yet to read it, but “Jamie Lynn loved the book. I started to cry because I told her, ‘I wanted so much for you to like it.’ And she got up and kissed me on the cheek and said, ‘Mama, thank you so much.’”

Lynne’s once-troubled relationship with Britney “has undergone tremendous healing,” she says. “We are back to four or five phone calls a day.”

These days Lynne is also a doting “Me Maw” to her grandsons Preston, 3, and Jayden, 2, and granddaughter Maddie Briann, 2 months. Of Britney’s boys, she says, “They are the cutest! The biggest personalities you’ve ever seen. Preston is the older brother and he’s protective, but Jayden is tough as nails.”

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Posted Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 at 10:10am
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Lynne Spears’ startling tell-all

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As the mother of troubled pop star Britney Spears and teen mother Jamie Lynn Spears, Lynne Spears has had to overcome her share of parenting challenges.

In her new tell-all book about her life as the mother to famous children, Through the Storm, Lynne shares her story of the tough road she’s been down with her family, as well as her hopes for the future.

The Associated Press, which got an early look into the much buzzed about tell-all, to be published Sept. 16, reports today that the book includes stories from Britney’s singing and dancing childhood up through her meteoric rise and all the way to her recent pill-addled, head-shaving escapades.

Lynne details her feelings of powerlessness and a loss of control throughout Britney’s skyrocketing fame, marriages, children and ensuing highly publicized custody battles, as well as her struggle with drugs in her private life, says the AP. Lynne reveals that Sam Lufti, a constant presence in Britney’s life at the time, said he was grinding up pills and adding them to Britney’s food.

The AP also reports that Lynne felt like she had been “punched in the stomach” upon learning Jamie Lynn was pregnant at 16.

After two trips to the hospital this year, Lynne writes that Britney was finally given the care she needed, and that it was a “turning point” for their family.

A turning point, for sure, if Britney’s glowing, fit and levelheaded apperance at MTV’s VMA awards is any indication of the care she’s been receiving with the help of her family.

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Posted Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 at 1:13pm
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