11 Celebrities Who Can Teach Anyone How to Combine Work and Raising Kids
It seems to many of us that a successful career and raising kids are two difficult things to combine. However, the heroes of our compilation prove the opposite. Not only did they manage to build a mind-blowing career, but also did everything to raise their children well. Let's look at how they're doing it.
Bright Side collected the brightest examples for you of celebrity parents raising their kids. Take a look at them doing their best with this difficult undertaking.
11. Drew Barrymore
Not only is Drew Barrymore one of the most sought-after actresses in the world but she's a perfect mother to her 2 daughters, 5-year-old Olive and 3-year-old Franky. The actress made up a special calendar for Olive so she can count down the days until her beloved mom returns home. Drew thinks that it helps her to overcome their time apart easier. Also, the actress is famous for her strict parenting methods and for keeping her kids separate from her work, thus, giving them the opportunity to choose their own path in life.
10. Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor who is most famous for his role as Thor, one of the Avengers. Despite his hectic schedule, the actor always finds spare time for his 3 kids - India Rose and twins, Sasha and Tristan. Additonally, Chris has been working with the Australian Childhood Foundation for a long time. According to the actor, the charity helps him to better cope with the parenting of his children.
To keep the relationships in the family strong, Chris recommends that other parents share their interests with their children. He tries to lead by example by teaching India Rose how to surf himself. At the same time he calls her his "teacher and inspirer, sitting on his shoulders." By the way, please make sure to watch the video above because there is no other place where you'll see such an inspiring dance by Thor.
9. Gisele Bündchen
Gisele Bündchen is a Brazilian supermodel and one of the former Victoria's Secret angels. She and her husband are raising 2 very sweet children - 8-year-old Benjamin and 5-year-old Vivian. The model thinks that the belief in a healthy lifestyle is something that should be instilled from early childhood. That's the reason she and her daughter have been doing yoga together since her daughter was 10-months-old.
Gisele also thinks that there's no such thing as "other people's children" and to keep the family strong they must all be loved like your own children. That's how she prevented her husband's child, from his first marriage, from feeling like a stranger in his dad's new family. “I understand that he has a mom, and I respect that, but to me just because somebody else delivered him, it doesn't mean that that’s not my child. I feel he is, 100 percent.”
8. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne Johnson, also known as "The Rock," is an American actor and a caring father of 3 daughters - Simone, Jasmine and Tiana Gia. The actor thinks that a father's work is one of the best roles that he has ever had in his life. He's ready to fight his kids' fears the way he did it with his middle daughter when she was scared to take a photo with Santa. He put on the costume of her favorite Pikachu and showed her that there's nothing scary about it.
His eldest daughter already got her Miss "Golden Globes" award accompanying her father to the event in January this year. Time spent with his middle daughter he likens to mental therapy after his tiring work days. And his youngest daughter has just been born and is already conquering the hearts of everyone around her.
7. Anne McClain
Anne McClain is an American astronaut and a loving mother. Not only does she spend her spare time with her 4-year-old son but she also tries to take him to work with her as a way of being closer to him by sharing her working world. As Anne admits "the hardest part about training for space is my 4-year old kid I have to leave behind every time I walk out the door."
6. Jensen Ackles
Jensen Ackles is an American actor and singer, most famous for his role as Dean Winchester in The Supernatural. He is father to Justice Jay and twins - Zeppelin (Zepp) Bram and Arrow Rhodes. He thinks that a parent should be completely devoted to their children and affirms that a "father's work is endless." The ability to have fun with your kids and let them turn you into a princess - that's the main recipe for happiness.
5. The Queen of Jordan
Queen Rania Al-Abdullah is one of the most beautiful and strongest royals in the whole world. The Queen of Jordan is actively involved in charity and is raising 4 children. According to Rania, the friendship between kids and their parents is one of the main components of a strong family.
With this type of relationship children always know that they are loved and they have the foundation of their parents' support. "They know they can come to me any time they have any questions or issues. I very much want this connection to not be broken. My children are my main priority and my home is my sanctuary."
4. Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt, the star of Guardians of the Galaxy, loves fishing and his son Jack. The actor wants his children to be independent from a very young age. This approach to upbringing and being a positive example, which Chris shows, led to the fact that his son wants to be just like him. The reason why Jack says he always finishes his food, is to be as tall as his dad.
Additionally, Pratt relates to everything that Jack does with a sense of humor. "Not sure what made me more proud: when Jack insisted on holding this barracuda himself, or when he tried it raw!"
Popular American singer Beyoncé adores her daughter Blue Ivy and her twins Rumi and Sir. At the end of the last year, she and her husband Jay-Z and their eldest daughter made a family video. The main plot was that "a person that doesn't care about their family, can't be rich." Their position on this topic instills in a child the understanding that family is more important than all the money in the world.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is the father of 4 children - Cristiano Jr., Alana, and twins Eva and Matteo. They all adore their celebrity dad. Three of them were born with the help of a surrogate mother but this fact only makes him love his kids even more.
His eldest son is identical to Cristiano. He helps his dad, actively takes part in his clothing business and also supports his dad on the field. Cristiano has had his children around sports since their childhood and thinks that it's "the best way to become #1 for them."
1. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
This celebrity couple is loved by many, is not afraid of difficulties, and faces them with courage and pride. They have 2 kids whom they are trying to raise without anyone's help. Ryan Reynolds is against babysitters and does all the 'dirty' work for his daughter himself: 'I have no problem waking up five times in the middle of the night and changing diapers. I still get enough sleep.'
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