13 Celeb Controversial Parenting Strategies

Each mum or dad raises their youngsters in a different way and oftentimes when folks stray away from “conventional” strategies of parenting, they get a unfavorable response from folks. Movie star mother and father are greater than conversant in this. Listed below are some well-known individuals who have acquired backlash after publicly sharing their “various” parenting methods:


Julia Fox just lately stirred controversy together with her feedback on elevating youngsters. She shared a principle on TikTok that the idea of “childhood” was invented as a method to get mother and father to purchase issues their youngsters do not want like toys.

She stated, “It’s probably not instructing your child something, you simply find yourself elevating a child that’s like helpless and doesn’t know what to do.” She stated that her 19-month-old son Valentino is not desirous about his toys in any respect and is extra within the day-to-day duties that she does. She even displayed the mini cleansing set that she acquired for her son.

“I counsel everybody purchase their child a bit mini mop, a mini broom, and begin instructing them these life expertise actually younger,” Julia added, “In order that after they enter the actual world, they don’t need to outsource for all the things, and so they know the right way to do issues for themselves.”


In a 2015 weblog publish, Pamela Anderson wrote that she wished her two teenage sons to “observe secure intercourse, drink and experiment with medication sparsely, discover real love.”

When requested about her parenting fashion, she stated, “I actually imagine in my youngsters. My youngsters have had an important basis, they’ve seen the world.” She added, “They’ve made nice decisions. They’re actually good folks, I’m not afraid of my youngsters browsing the Web. I feel they’re making correct selections and you may’t be in denial of what life has to supply. I don’t understand how a lot of a task mannequin their mother and father are, however we’ve had a whole lot of enjoyable.”


Kristen Bell shared that in 2018, her youngest daughter determined to cease sleeping, so she and her husband Dax Shepard would lock their then three-year-old daughter, Delta, in her room till she’d tire herself out.

Kristen admitted, “I’m sorry, I do know that’s controversial, however we…stand exterior and say, ‘We love you, we are going to speak to you within the morning, however now, it’s time for sleep.’ And after about 10 minutes, she’ll wind herself down.”

She clarified that they’d unlock the door after the kid went to sleep.


In March 2021, Alicia Silverstone posted a video on her web site, The Form Life, the place she pre-chewed meals and her 10-month-old son Bear ate it immediately out of her mouth. She acquired backlash from folks worrying if the observe was hygienic.

Alicia defined, “It is part of the weaning course of, so whereas I am nonetheless breast-feeding it is only a method to introduce him to meals when he does not have enamel…and he cannot chew.”

She stated she began doing this when he was 5 months previous. “I might be consuming and he would come at me along with his little mouth open and be on my mouth attempting to get the meals out of my mouth.”


In 2017, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher shared they began a convention the place they do not give their youngsters items at Christmas.

Mila defined how up to now their youngsters have been spoiled by items from their grandparents which is what led them to start out this new custom.

Mila stated, “Final yr [2016] once we celebrated Christmas, Wyatt was two and it was an excessive amount of. We did not give her something — it was the grandparents. The child not appreciates the one reward. They do not even know what they’re anticipating; they’re simply anticipating stuff.”

She added, “We have informed our mother and father, ‘We’re begging you — if you need to give her one thing, decide one reward. In any other case, we would wish to take a charitable donation, to the Youngsters’s Hospital or a pet [or] no matter you need.’ That is our new custom.”


In 2021, Ashton and Mila acquired backlash after revealing on Dax Shepard and Monica Padman’s podcast that they bathe their youngsters with cleaning soap solely after they see filth on them, however not each day.

Mila stated she did not have scorching water as a baby so she did not bathe usually rising up however “after I had youngsters, I additionally didn’t wash them every single day. I wasn’t the mum or dad that bathed my newborns — ever.”

Ashton added, “Now this is the factor: If you happen to can see the filth on them, clear them. In any other case, there’s no level.”


Lisa Whelchel promotes utilizing scorching sauce to self-discipline youngsters and she or he admitted to doing so on her personal. When her youngsters did not reply to different disciplinary actions, she put a dab of scorching sauce on her finger after which put her finger on the kid’s tongue.

“It does sting and the reminiscence stays with them in order that the following time they might even have some self-control and cease earlier than they lie or chunk or one thing like that,” Lisa defined. She added that she would by no means do it if would trigger lasting injury.


In her e book, The Form Mama, Alicia Silverstone wrote that she began potty coaching her son Bear at simply six months previous.

Alicia used a tactic referred to as elimination communication which is a technique the place mother and father use cues from their infants to know after they need to poop after which assist them use the bathroom.

“Identical to your child tells you it must eat or it’s drained, they let you know when they should go to the toilet,” Silverstone defined.

“They offer you cues, however we’re ignoring these cues. If you happen to concentrate, they really have a pause button and provides you with sufficient time to get to a spot that makes it comfy for them to go. It’s superb.”


In a 2012 interview with Instyle, Gwenyth Paltrow shared that she solely permits her youngsters to look at Spanish or French-language TV exhibits. “After I’m in France, I’m going to [Boulevard] Beaumarchais and purchase all their cartoons,” she stated.


In 2014 Mayim Bialik has stated she refuses to present her youngsters drugs or antibiotics after they’re sick.

“Between our two boys, ages six and three-and-a-half, we’ve handled nearly each ailment, illness, and flu on the market. Nevertheless, neither of our sons has ever been on antibiotics, nor can we give them Tylenol, Motrin, antihistamines, or cough syrup. She continued, “I’ve realized from speaking to different mothers that nearly all the things you’ve proper now in your house and your coronary heart is sufficient to take care of most all the things. I am not arguing to be negligent.”

In 2015, she did make clear in a tweet that she just isn’t an anti-vaxxer and that her youngsters are vaccinated.

dispelling rumors abt my stance on vaccines. i am not anti. my youngsters are vaccinated. a lot anger and hysteria. i hope this clears issues up.

Twitter: @missmayim


On CBS Sunday Morning in 2021, Penelope Cruz shared that she does not enable her two youngsters (eight and 10 years previous on the time) to have cell telephones or use social media.

“I actually see that that’s defending psychological well being, however I appear to be a part of a minority,” Penelope stated. “I really feel actually dangerous for those which can be youngsters now. It’s nearly [as] if the world was performing some sort of experiment on them. ‘Oh, let’s see what occurs if you happen to expose a 12-year-old to that a lot expertise.’”

She continued, “There isn’t any safety for them, for brains which can be nonetheless creating and the way that impacts the way in which they see themselves, how all the things associated to bullying, so many issues that aren’t the childhood that we had.”

Penelope stated that she lets her youngsters watch films and cartoons generally, however they will be unable to have telephones till they’re much older and that they won’t be allowed on social media till they’re no less than 16.


In a 2018 radio interview, Kelly Clarkson admitted that she spanked her youngsters who had been three and one years previous on the time.

“My mother and father spanked me, and I did high quality in life, and I really feel high quality about it, and I try this as nicely,” Clarkson stated. “That is a difficult factor, if you’re out in public as a result of then persons are like, they suppose that is unsuitable or one thing, however I discover nothing unsuitable with a spanking.”

Clarkson stated she would warn her then three-year-old daughter, River Rose, with spankings. “I am like, ‘Hello, I’ll spank you in your backside if you happen to do not cease proper now, that is ridiculous,’ and actually it is actually helped. She does not try this sort of stuff as usually.”


And lastly, Madonna as soon as informed Newsweek about how strict she is about her youngsters conserving their rooms tidy.

Madonna stated that when she would discover soiled garments on Lourdes’ ground, she would take all of her garments and Lourdes must earn them again by being tidy. She stated, “wears the identical outfit every single day to high school till she learns her lesson.”

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