Britney Spears Gets Parenting Advice From Madonna

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Britney gets parenting advice -- from Madge? Photo from Getty Images.

Britney Spears says that she turns to fellow pop icon Madonna when she needs parenting advice, and that her pal recently recommended that she take her two sons on tour with her.

Spears, whose exploits landed her on countless tabloid covers, is traveling with Sean Preston, 3, and Jayden James, 2, on the U.S. leg of her latest tour, "Circus." According to some reports, former arch enemy and ex-husband Kevin Federline also turns up from time to time. Spears' sister, new teen mom Jamie Lynn, says Spears and Federline have mended fences and that they are "best friends."

Spears told "Hello!" magazine that "It's all about history. What we as mothers are doing is creating history with our kids that we can look back on." She adds: "When they're adults I want my kids to say 'Mum worked so hard, but she was always there for us'."

Hmm, let's see-parenting advice from a woman you once made out with on national television? Oh, and that woman recently showed up on a few tabloids herself, for alleged infidelity that allegedly busted up not one, but two marriages? Maybe not who I'd turn to when looking for tips on child rearing. That said, you almost never see Madonna's kids in "The National Inquirer," so maybe old Madge is on to something.

It's awfully easy to judge Britney Spears, because we all need someone to point to as "the worst." When she's out all night, partying without her panties on, our little meltdown over marker on the walls seems minor in comparison. I do believe that we tend to forget just how young she really is, and just how much her sons need her. I might be in the minority, but I'm pulling for Britney. It takes a village, y'all.

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