Parenting styles have been classified by psychologists into four categories: permissive, authoritative, neglectful, and authoritarian. And, according to research, the authoritative method is more likely to result in children who are self-sufficient and socially competent as adults. Although our parenting styles differ, it’s clear that we all want the best for our children no matter how they are raised. In the end, parenting is a deeply personal journey in which each parent develops their own set of rules in accordance with their own views and life circumstances.
In this post, we’d like to talk about the incredible rules that 10 famous people have for their children to follow.
#1. Kids can’t Google Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt.
‘On all of the kids’ laptops, we had our names blocked,’ Brad Pitt, who was still married to Angelina Jolie at the time of the interview had stated. He went on to say that his three girls and three boys ‘cannot Google their mom and dad.’ ‘I don’t want to become reliant on what other people say of me.’
#2. Jennifer Lopez – iPads are only accessible on Sundays.
When it comes to using iPads, the actress, who is also a mother of twins, follows a stringent set of rules. She said that her children ‘do not get to use their iPads or play video games or anything during the week since it is school time.’ The only day of the week on which they are permitted to use the gadgets is ‘Sunday Funday,’ and they must maintain high grades in order to be eligible for this privilege.
#3. Cinderella is out of the question for Keira Knightley’s kid.
The English actress confessed that she does not allow her daughter to see some Disney films because she does not agree with the messages they send to young girls. She went on to explain that the story of Cinderella is about ‘sitting around for a wealthy prince to save her – no, rescue yourself!’ ‘The Little Mermaid’ is another film with which she disagrees, stating, ‘The melodies are wonderful, but do not give your voice up for a man. Hello?!’
#4. Gwyneth Paltrow — TV only in French or Spanish
When it came to viewing television, the actress, who is also a mother of two children, had an unusual rule. Her son and daughter are not allowed to watch it in their own English language, she revealed. ‘I only allow them to watch television in French or Spanish,’ she said. She went on to say that she purchases their cartoons anytime she visits France.
#5. Megan Fox — no TV and no phone
The American actress has confessed that her children are permitted to watch movies, but she has said that the same does not apply to watching television. ‘When it comes to movies, I feel like there’s a beginning, a middle, and an ending,’ she said. ‘There is a clear storyline. I believe that it is different from just placing a child in front of the television since it is nonstop.’ She went on to claim that she is also against her children getting phones, adding, ‘My desire is for them not to have computers or mobile phones until they are in the eighth grade.’
#6. Kelly Ripa — no public Instagram account until 18
With her spouse, the American actress and television personality has three children: a daughter and two sons. Their oldest has said that his parents were more strict with him while he was growing up than with his siblings who were younger. However, there is one unbreakable restriction that the middle daughter must adhere to, which is that she must wait until she is 18 years old before making her Instagram account public.
#7. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher — no Christmas presents
The famous couple, who have two children, a 7-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old boy, have said that they do not like to lavish their children with presents and other material things. ‘So far, our habit has been to not give gifts to the children…,’ the actress said in an interview. ‘Wyatt was two years old when we celebrated Christmas last year…and we didn’t give her anything since the grandparents took care of that. The child has lost interest in the one present,’ she stated. ‘They have no idea what they’re anticipating; all they know is that it’ll be something.’
#8. Madonna — no dating until 18
“No boys for Lourdes till she’s 18 years old,’ said the ‘Queen of Pop’ when her oldest daughter was still too young to date. And it seems that this isn’t her only restriction for her children. Madonna admits to being a strict homemaker, saying, ‘Late-night television, junk food, and mess are not accepted in my household.’
#9. Julia Roberts — can’t watch her movies.
Julia Roberts, despite being one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses, has admitted that her three children do not watch many movies or TV series, especially not hers. ‘We have a really strict watching culture in our family,’ she said. ‘We’ll find our ideal moment that will be pleasant and exciting for us to share that all together, but it probably isn’t in two weeks,’ the actress said.
#10. Alicia Silverstone — no diapers
The actress has previously said that she began toilet training her baby when he was six months old. ‘They tell you when they need to go to the toilet in the same way that your kid tells you when they need to be fed or when they are tired,” she stated. She went on to say, ‘It’s the most natural, fundamental thing there is.’ Alicia Silverstone then went on to admit that this technique is also beneficial to our environment, adding, ‘You save a ton of money on diapers, a ton of time because it’s not as dirty, and you’re also saving the environment!’
Do you agree with all of the rules that have been listed on this post? Do you have any particular rules that your children are not allowed to disobey?