11 Celebrity Parents Whose Children Toe the Line
It can easily be assumed that the children of famous parents live in a world of permissiveness and freedom. But in some famous families, parental control and upbringing have the highest priorities. Prominent mothers and fathers try to teach their children discipline and respect just like parents in ordinary families, and sometimes the rules and limits in their families are quite strict.
Bright Side has collected 11 examples of celebrity parents who can’t be blamed for being too soft.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
These young parents try hard to bring up their 2 children correctly. They try so much that this year they decided to completely refuse Christmas presents to teach their children to appreciate what they have and to rejoice in the holiday, not things. The actors asked their close ones to refrain from giving presents to support their new tradition.
The scandalous singer, who brought the world the book Sex, turned out to be a prudish mom. There is a long list of rules for her 6 children. For example, Madonna banned her eldest daughter, Lourdes, from dating until she’s 18. Moreover, TV, junk food, and magazines are completely banned in her house, and clothes left on the floor go directly into the trash bin.
Barack and Michelle Obama
In the family of the former US president, TV and computers are a big privilege for their 2 daughters. The girls are only allowed to use them for a couple of hours at weekends and not during the week unless it’s school-related. Michelle admits that she regularly checks her daughters’ computers to make sure they are discussing their homework and not using this pretext to chat with their friends.
The owner of 2 Oscars and mother of 4 children admits that she is the "bad cop" parent. She believes it is more important to be a good mother than a friend to her children. Blanchett and her husband, Andrew Upton, think that if you try and make your children like you, you’re in dangerous waters.
Victoria and David Beckham
The ex-footballer and ex-ladies’ man together with the popular singer suddenly became the stronghold of ideal family values. Their 4 children are said to be models of a British upbringing: they don’t get into trouble, they always say “Please“ and ”Thank you," and they demonstrate great manners.
Denzel and Pauletta Washington
The Oscar-winning actor seems to be one of the strictest celebrity parents. The actor already has 4 adult children, and since none of them have ever been noticed even in a tiny scandal, we can assume that the Washingtons have done a great job. Not only did they have a list of strict rules but the children also had to appeal to their parents using the words “ma’am“ and ”sir." Of course, the children had to be extremely respectful to their parents as well.
Celebrity children also stand in the corner. In early childhood, when Jessica’s daughters quarreled and snatched things from each other, their punishment was standing in the corner. Their patience could last for a couple of minutes, but putting their nose against the wall for 2 minutes seems to be an eternity for a child.
Not only does the Oscar-winning actress and lifestyle guru keep a strict diet but she also enforces a strict low-carb, gluten-free diet for the whole family. The actress admits that sometimes they’re left with that specific hunger that comes with avoiding carbs, and her children often complain about it. We wonder what a childhood without pasta, pizza, chips, and cakes is like.
There is a strict rule in the family of this singer: entertainment must be earned. To get permission to watch TV and play with gadgets, the twins must behave and study well during the week.
It seems that a TV ban is a very popular rule in Hollywood families. However, the star of Transformers went further: in her family, TV, tablets, computer games, and internet access are banned completely for the children. Only sometimes are they allowed to watch movies or cartoons.
There is a list of rules to be followed by the 3 children of one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood. And the strictest one is the ban on junk food and sugar. Ice cream and cookies are allowed only on special occasions.