We are used to seeing them in movies and on TV, we know their names and details of personal life, but we often forget that celebrities, just like us, mere mortals, also have kids. Celebs love to share their parenting advice and experience with the world. Below are some celebrity tips on raising kids.
Barack and Michelle Obama
President’s daughters Malia and Sasha must feel a lot more pressure than the rest of the kids in the country. Living in the White House, however, doesn’t seem any different from living in any other house in the world. President and First Lady make sure the girls make their own beds, do the laundry and clean their rooms, walk the First dog and do not watch a lot of TV.
“[Barack doesn’t like Keeping Up With The Kardashians], but I’m more concerned with how [the girls] take it in. What did you learn when you watched that? And if they’re learning the right lessons, like, that was crazy, then I’m like, okay.”Mrs. Obama said in her interview with BlackEnterprise.com.
Besides, the First Parents use every chance to have as much quality time with their kids as possible. This includes reading together and attending the girls’ sports games.
Jessica has two adorable daughters Honor and Haven. As a vegan and an advocate for green and healthy living Ms. Alba makes sure her daughters live in eco-friendly environment that includes organic fabrics, organic food, non-toxic furniture and toys made of quality reliable materials.
Actress Jane Seymour is not only a mother of six but also a grandmother of three kids. Being an experienced parent Jane says it’s crucially important for a kid to grow in a loving environment where he or she is exposed to family and as much unconditional love as possible. She also says that it’s better for kids to spend time with grandparents that with babysitters and nannies.
“Aside from the child’s parents, no one loves a child more than the grandparents. Children make grandparents feel like we matter, and in return we have the time to pay attention to them and make them the center, sometimes in a way that a parent might not be able to, because parents are so busy with so much to do,” Jane said in her interview with Grandparents.com
Actor Tobey Maguire is raising his two kids in accordance with the RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) approach that suggests treating infants and young children as equal members in relationships and letting them “unfold in their own way and in their own time” as well as letting kids “discover, manifest and inspire the best in themselves and in others.”
The RIE approach invites parents to return to basics style of parenting that excludes baby-and-me classes and overstimulation via baby products and toys.
Mother of two Nicole Richie says her goal as a parent is to make sure her kids grow up in a healthy environment, which means no battery-operated toys, no plastic, and no junk food. She also says it’s important not to impose your parenting style on your spouse:
“My kids don’t have dairy either, but Joel does take Harlow out and she comes back and I say, ‘How was your dinner?’ and she says, ‘Good, we had pizza!’ I’m like, ‘OK, OK.’ I have my own ways, Joel is not me and I have to let him be a dad and I have to let him do his thing.”
Supermodel and supermom of two Gisele Bundchen is an advocate for attachment parenting, which suggests bonding, breastfeeding and baby wearing. Also, she speaks for early elimination communication. Admitting that the whole thing is pretty complicated she still claims that she potty trained her son Benjamin when he was younger than 6 months old.