Most parents don’t think much of the lessons they could learn from celebrities, they’re on a different level than we are and usually under heavy scrutiny that can make them appear less responsible as parents. However, many celebrities could teach us all a good handful of lessons about how we handle our lives or the journey of parenting. Especially because of how much pressure and outside influence these parents have to handle on top of just taking care of their kids. There are some lessons that are more important to be highlighted than others though, so here are 3 important parenting lessons we can learn from celebrity parents.
In every life situation, standing tall and steady in your actions and morals is important. Celebrities remind us it’s important to stand up for ourselves when parenting or in other situations. Many celebrity parents are not ashamed of standing up for the parenting styles and lifestyles that they believe in or live, and many celeb moms are incredibly well spoken about it too. Being confident and well put in speaking about your parenting or handling others’ criticisms can be an important value that can also be passed on to your children through model behavior. This principle also applies to how you carry yourself as a person, with grace and confidence, as well as how you make decisions. Remember, your kids are watching you and to be a good example would be very beneficial for their lives and yours.
Both everyday parents and celebrity parents can agree, it’s important to embrace whatever comes your way in parenting. Things won’t always go your way or be as perfect as you may want them to be. Messes, mismatched socks, unexpected changes, rough schedules, long nights, and so much more will come your way when you least expect it to. And the best way to handle all of these with grace and in a way that works best for your children and your own mental health is to embrace things as they are. Don’t stress yourself out over making everything perfect or cleaning up the mess every hour. Sometimes it’s perfectly okay and needed to just step back for a moment and let what happens happen as well as let your kids grow and develop on their own. It can seem scary, but it’ll make your life a lot less stressful and more smooth going overall.
Judgments on others, especially your children, can make your entire parenting life much more difficult to navigate. Chances are you’ve been on the receiving end of judgment and ridicule from other parents, similar to how many celebrities are, and it’s not a great feeling. So try not to spread that. This is insanely helpful for applying to how you treat and think of your children so that they can grow up to be the most well rounded and best developed individuals that they can someday. Let others (including your own kids) express themselves and live their lives how they want. Yes that needs a little limitation when it comes to your children due to your rules or parenting style, but the general idea stays the same. Judgment just makes everything harder for those being judged and those judging.
In a lot of ways, the celebs we look up to or watch are just like us. Celebrity parents are just parents too, struggling to make their way through this journey in a way that is best for their children and their own lives. All parents are trying their best and stumble sometimes, as well as have to find the important lessons and values to keep strong during this struggle. These important parenting teachings from celebrity parents can help any parent, new or old, evaluate what’s most important and have something else to think about during this path.