Being a celebrity isn’t easy, to begin with, bring on becoming a parent, and the whole world is there ready to judge you. There are many celebrity parents out there who successfully keep their children out of the limelight and parenting methods a secret. Other celebrities lay it all out there for you to shake your head in disbelief or appreciate some new unconventional parenting style ideas.
Whichever side you’re on, we’re confident you’ll enjoy this list of the most unconventional parenting styles celebrities wear by. From corporal punishment to a highly caffeinated diet and a non-diaper using parent, we have all the info and we’re reading to share.
Unconventional Parenting Styles Celebrities Swear By
Kourtney Kardashian is a huge promoter of attachment parenting. This is the parenting style where you co-sleep with your children. Kourtney has shared that her bed is always open for her children, which ultimately led down the path of having her children co-sleep with her until they were naturally ready to wean. Quite understandably, this unconventional parenting style can cause strain on your marriage.
One of the unconventional parenting styles that Gwyneth Paltrow practiced was feeding her children a strict low carb and gluten-free diet. This parenting style brought many concerns from nationalists as children need carbs for help with brain function and growth.
Do you remember watching Honey Boo Boo on the show Toddlers & Tiaras? Well her mother, Mama June, defended her decision to fuel her daughter with red bull and mountain dew because at least it wasn’t alcohol. Living the beauty show life is hard, but we’re sure she could have found other ways to provide Honey Boo Boo with the energy she needed to keep up with the pageants.
Back in 2004, Candace Cameron wrote a blog where she shared that she uses a strict corporal punishment parenting style with her children. The methods that she swears by were found in a book, and while it’s controversial, Candace is convinced this method of parenting will help her children develop healthy boundaries and appropriate levels of respect.
This celebrity decided to go with a different kind of unconventional parenting style that’s based on responding to your child’s cues. Mayim Bialik used diaper-less potty training, gentle disciplinary measures, and breastfed on her child’s schedule to name a few ways she’s handling parenting. Mayim is said to have breastfed one of her sons until age 4 because that’s when he was ready to wean off.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
Another unconventional parenting style that some celebrities, like Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, swear by is allowing their children to do whatever they want. The trick is that the child must explain as to why they decided to do what they did, whether or not it was the right decision for their life and how they can make a better choice next time if the said decision wasn’t good.
As you can see, celebrities are much like common everyday parents in some ways. We all choose to parent our children using a parenting style that seems to fit best in our family unit. Celebrities just happen to be under the radar more and tend to be more vocal about their parenting styles, which leaves us here to discuss the opinions as to which method may be going a little too far or not far enough.