11 Times Celebrities Undermined Traditional Upbringing Methods

Like all parents, famous moms and dads want to raise their kids well, so they have to follow different upbringing methods. Some of them even come up with their own life hacks that can surprise people who believe in more traditional methods. We think that as long as both parents and kids are happy, it doesn’t really matter what anyone thinks.

Kate Middleton makes Prince Louis wear shorts in literally any weather.

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According to an old English tradition, shorts are the main piece of clothing for boys of noble families. Young princes and dukes are supposed to wear them all the time, even in winter. The tradition, which started in the sixteenth century, is still followed today. On Christmas, Prince Louis was seen with bare legs, even though all the other family members were wearing warm clothes.

Internet users instantly started talking about it and sympathizing with the prince, but Louis doesn’t look unhappy in the photos.

Kim Kardashian fed her daughter through a straw attached to her bra.

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To give her kids an equal amount of attention and not let them develop jealousy, Kim Kardashian used to breastfeed them at the same time. To do it, the star would put small packs of milk in her bra and put straws into them.

Kardashian had to do this for a reason: her older daughter was so jealous of her newborn brother that she wouldn’t even let him in her room.

Alicia Silverstone would chew food for her son.

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Alicia Silverstone shared a video with her fans where she was feeding her 11-month son chewed food. Aside from that, in one of her books, the actress wrote that it was a bad idea to put diapers on babies and that putting them to sleep apart from their parents was bad for them.

Sarah Michelle Gellar would take money from her kids for milk.

To make her kids more frugal, Sarah Michelle Gellar charges her kids several coins. She explained, “My daughter was doing this thing lately where she was asking me for a cup of milk and not drinking it. So I told her that every time she’d ask me for a cup of milk and not drink it, I would take a quarter out of her piggy bank. Someone has to pay for that milk.”

Tobey Maguire won’t rock his kids.


Tobey Maguire won’t rock his kids due to a special upbringing method where children are supposed to grow up in very natural conditions. Parents are also discouraged from buying playpens, mirrors, and dangling mobiles.

Pink loves cooking dinner together with her child.

The singer stays together with her children, even when she’s making dinner. Some people criticize her because they think it’s not safe to carry babies like she does.

Kourtney Kardashian won’t let her kids use a microwave oven.

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The TV star doesn’t use a microwave oven for her children’s food because she thinks that it emits radiation, which is dangerous for one’s health. Scientists have explained that, if used correctly, microwave ovens are not dangerous at all. But it’s her choice, and it can’t harm her kids.

Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t let her kids watch cartoons in their mother tongue.

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Gwyneth Paltrow wanted to raise children that could speak several languages, so she didn’t let them watch cartoons in English. But cartoons in Spanish and French were welcome.

Gisele Bündchen wouldn’t use diapers.

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To teach her son to use the potty, the model chose a very unusual method. She didn’t use diapers, and she’d run to the toilet with her child when she thought he needed it. She says her method was very effective.

Kim Kardashian allows her daughter to use bright makeup.

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Kardashian actually encourages her daughter to use makeup. They star gives her the makeup she doesn’t need anymore.

Viola Davis doesn’t buy clothes for her daughter in expensive stores.

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The actress and producer does everything in order for her daughter to grow up as a normal child. For example, Viola Davis only buys clothes for her in inexpensive stores instead of opting for luxury brands.

What are your upbringing principles? What’s your opinion on the methods used by the stars in our article?

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