Demi Lovato reveals how their family dynamics were affected with childhood stardom

The pop star, who identifies as non-binary, recently spoke to Drew Barrymore about how their childhood stardom affected their family dynamics. And it's certainly a topic the Charlie's Angels actress can relate to. "I noticed that when I came into the spotlight at a young age, and was the breadwinner, there wasn't a manual for my parents to say, 'Here's what to do to raise a child star,'" Demi shared on the 4D With Demi Lovato podcast. "They didn't get that," the singer continued. "So when they would try to ground me at 17, I would say, 'I pay the bills.' And I cringe now when I think about that attitude. As I've gotten older, I see my parents just as big kids themselves." The actress responded, "I think it's the parent-child dynamic that gets completely reversed and no wonder you won't take an order from an authority figure who's no longer an authority figure because you've now reduced them down with finances and responsibilities." The Drew Barrymore Show host explained that becoming a mother opened her eyes to "how little I understood what boundaries were."