"Celebrity Baby Scoop" has an interview with Amy Roloff. Some of it are the basics that loyal fans have heard many times, their goal for doing the show, etc.; there is some information about her charity events upcoming . She also was asked about each of the kids. It's always interesting to get Amy's perspective on the kids. I believe this is the first time Amy is asked how she approaches teen issues such as "safe drinking, drugs and safe sex".
CBS: Tell us about your 16-year-old daughter Molly. How does she make out in a house full of boys?
AR: "She holds her own and I think the boys really look up to her and rely on her especially when I'm away for speaking engagements, business and my charity foundation. She is the balance and stabilizer in our family. She is a growing into a wonderful young independent woman. She does like it when I'm home so that makes me feel good too. She is doing wonderful in school, loves hanging out with friends (what teenager doesn't?!), plays volleyball, reads a lot and has a little spontaneity."
CBS: How is your 13-year-old son Jacob doing after his accident? Have you noticed any changes in him since the serious incident?
AR: "Jacob is a typical 13-year-old teenager in personality. He is bright, does well in school, gets bored, loves the computer “techy” world, games, loves to horse around with this brothers and friends, plays soccer, a little martial arts, but is sometimes stubborn and not talkative. The typical 'What does Mom know' attitude that most young teenagers embrace during their awkward stages of life is what he is going through as he finds himself and discovers more about himself and others.
I think he is doing well after the accident physically and mentally. He didn't really want to go near the trubechet for months afterward but he got back in the saddle and worked a little on the next one - that is still in progress. We had a good family friend pass away and that may be have been a bigger affect on Jacob's life, for all of my kids. But he is doing good."
CBS: Your twin boys - Zachary and Jeremy - are about to turn 20! What are the plans as the boys enter young adulthood? Moving out of the house? College? Girlfriends?
AR: "Both Jeremy and Zachary are enjoying life. They are going to a local community college and the plan is to transfer to a college/university. So they have more schooling to go. Right now they are still living at home but have begun to look beyond that to see what it would take to get a job, have a car, move out, school. They are keeping busy and still playing a little soccer. No girlfriends right now. They are enjoying the time with friends."
CBS: While one of the twins (Zack) was born with achondroplasia like you, the other (Jeremy) was not. In fact, Jeremy is quite tall at 6'1! How have you approached their differences and helped them celebrate who they are?
AR: "Their difference is their 'normal.' So for the most part the boys have done quite well. There personalities are defiantly different as well. They are two individuals and we have tried to help them appreciate themselves and do their best for who they are while still appreciating the other. Sure they have their frustrations but they often come back together too."
CBS: How did you and Matt address his DUI with the kids? What do you teach them about safe drinking? Drugs? How about safe sex?
AR: "As the kids have grown up, I have been pretty upfront with them in letting them know information on all sorts of areas, including drinking and safe sex. To me information is knowledge and that is powerful. I can't be there with them all of the time and regardless of what others do this is when they need to think of themselves and what they need to do, their behavior and about making choices and consequences from those choices - positive and negative. Parents aren't perfect either, including us, and so we talk about it."
You can read the full interview on their website: