As Madonna would know, it's often hard to wrangle a willful young woman -- including daughter Lourdes, who was photographed recently smoking a cigarette on the streets of New York.
Critics furrowed their brows at the 15-year-old touting the cancer stick, putting the "MDNA" singer's parenting skills in question.
"[I] wasn't very happy," she said on NBC's "Rock Center" in an interview that airs Wednesday night. "But honestly, I don't think I'm as tough as I should be. I think I need to be maybe tougher. It's hard -- every day is a negotiation. But cigarette smoking I'm not very fond of -- for anyone."
So there you have it: Madge has the task of parenting a teenager. Not the easiest and she's not pretending otherwise.
In fact, juggling her work and family life as a single mom "must be hard, because I complain all the time," she said with a laugh. "It's pretty challenging. But so far I've survived with sanity and humor intact."