14 Curious Rules for Raising Kids Celebrities Try With Their Children
When it comes to raising children, all parents, famous or not, try all the standard and non-standard techniques. Because aside from the amazing love and care, we want to give our kids the qualities that will come in handy in the future and help them feel more comfortable.
Madonna would throw away the clothes her daughter left around.
The singer tried to teach her daughter Lourdes to be tidy when she threw her clothes on the floor once. Without hesitation, Madonna picked the clothes up and threw them in the trash. Besides, she’d always make sure her daughter made her bed, cleaned her room, and looked neat.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis don’t give their kids Christmas gifts.
And it’s not something they learned from the Grinch. Mila said that the grandparents spoiled the kids with presents, so the couple decided not to buy any more gifts. Instead, as a tradition, they make donations to charity organizations on Christmas.
Julia Roberts doesn’t let her kids eat sweets.
Even though the actress said that she has a sweet tooth herself, she decided to limit the sweets in her kids’ diets. Julia thinks that candy, cakes, and ice creams should only be eaten on special occasions. This way, the kids will value the things they have more.
Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder stopped communicating with the world for 1 month.
Usually, after having a child, people share their happiness with their families. But Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder decided to go a completely different way and spent a quiet month after their daughter was born.
They didn’t see any guests, they didn’t communicate with the outside world, and didn’t use phones at all to spend time together.
Mayim Bialik is raising her kids to be vegans.
The star of The Big Bang Theory is vegan and wants her children to be vegan too. She says they really like this way of eating, and it’s good for them. Mayim says that after her kids became vegans, they stopped falling ill.
Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t let her kids watch TV-shows in English.
The actress says her kids are allowed to watch shows in French and Spanish but not in English. She wants to improve their language skills this way. Gwyneth even said that when she goes to Paris, she buys cartoons in French to show to her kids at home.
Penélope Cruz used RIE Parenting.
The point of the method the actress used is that children should be treated like adults from a very young age. Parents shouldn’t do baby-talking with their kids, punish or praise them for something. Parents should try to understand the true feelings of kids, helping them develop and handle their tantrums.
Kourtney Kardashian sleeps with her kids.
As a mother of 3, Kourtney believes that the best way to have a good sleep is to sleep together with kids. She came to this conclusion when she was raising her eldest son, Mason. The model shared that when he was really young, she and her husband would put him in the middle of the bed and sleep on the sides.
After her daughter was born, Kourtney put her in her bed with her older brother, so her partner needed to move to the guest room.
Victoria Beckham doesn’t let her kids play football at home.
It seems that the children of a famous football player are born to play this sport. But Victoria has strict rules about this and says that football is not allowed at home.
Drew Barrymore doesn’t let her kids become actors.
Drew Barrymore, who starred in movies at a very early age, said that she wouldn’t allow her daughters to follow in her footsteps. She thinks that learning new things about the world and looking for new interests is more important for them. But she also said that if they still want to be actors when they grow up, she won’t stop them.
The family of Will Smith and “the circle of safety”.
The Smith family demonstrated an interesting approach to raising kids. From a very young age, they taught their kids to talk about their decisions or mistakes without the fear of being punished. The actors say that children are eager to share their experiences when they are in the circle of safety.
Gisele Bündchen doesn’t use diapers.
The model made this decision because there are too many diapers and they harm the environment. The young mom said that she preferred to carry her babies naked and react to the signals from them when they wanted to pee or poo.
Sarah Michelle Gellar teaches her kids to be thrifty.
The actress wants her kids to understand the real value of money and know it’s not easy to earn. For example, when her daughter asked for milk and then didn’t drink it, Sarah would take a quarter from her piggy bank. Someone had to pay for it.
Alanis Morissette thinks that kids should decide when to stop breastfeeding themselves.
The singer, who is raising 3 children, says that children should choose when to stop breastfeeding. Several years later, her opinion caused a lot of discussions online because many people believe that mothers should stop the breastfeeding process when it’s indicated. When asked by a journalist whether she would feed her youngest son until the age of 6 or 7, Alanis responded she’d do as he asks.
Do you have any unusual tricks that you use in raising your children?