14 Celebrities Who Squash The Hate And Define #ParentingGoals
2016 was all about those #goals. Our favourite? Those #parenting goals that filled our social media feeds with celebrity moms and dads kicking ass at parenting. Go team!
Here are some stellar parents who were able to hold their child in one hand, and evade the paparazzi cameras with another.
1. Kourtney Kardashian has always made it clear that it was motherhood first, Kardashian empire second.
“Mason comes first, and if that makes me unprofessional at times, so be it. Especially during the first three months, I didn’t care if I was late. We were on his schedule. Nothing is more important than Mason,” Kourtney said after Mason was born in 2009.
2. Do not make the mistake of thinking that uber successful parents Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher will be spoiling their kids.
“So it’s a matter of teaching them from a very early age that “mommy and daddy may have a dollar but you’re poor. You are not rich, you are very poor. You have nothing. Mommy and daddy have a bank account.”
3. Parenting is a tough game for every one, Reese Witherspoon wants to assure you.
“You have to go easy on yourself.”
4. There is no shame in asking for help, so says the can-do-no-wrong Elizabeth Banks.
“Be open to any help. Many moms today feel they have to be super moms, while historically we’ve always had a village to pitch in. I think it’s really important to know when to ask for help.”
5. Drew is another celebrity determined not to spoil her children. We know what the Barrymore/Kopelman children are getting for Hanukkah.
Barrymore says that by encouraging arts and crafts, kids are “more inclined to share, it’s more communal, they make stuff.”
6. Barack and Michelle Obama make sure their children always play by the rules.
“We’re a strong believer in structure and rules, and unconditional love but being pretty firm, too,” he said. “We started real early.”
7. Do not ‘mommy shame’ Chrissy Teigen, she will retaliate.
Just ask anyone who naively decided to leave negative comments on her parenting pics. Teigan is all about parents supporting other parents.
8. Looks like Prince George and Princess Charlotte will learn to embrace a minimalist lifestyle.
“I think there’s a lot of huge aspirations and people living with an enormous amount of stuff that they don’t necessarily need. The materialism of the world I find quite tricky sometimes.”
9. Jada Pinkett Smith is constant #mothergoals as she lets her children express themselves creatively.
“Staying out of kids’ space can teach them to be responsible for their own decisions and mistakes… We have to give them some freedom to be who they are.”
10. #FunniestDad goes to Ryan Reynolds for bragging about his too-cute family in the most down-to-earth way.
“I’d walk through fire for my daughter. Well not FIRE, because it’s dangerous. But a super humid room. But not too humid, because my hair,” he tweeted.
11. Make sure you take Alicia Silverstone’s advice.
“It passes so quickly, so enjoy every moment.”
12. Let the small things go, says mother-of-four Heidi Klum.
“You can tell them a thousand times ‘Do not wipe it on your pants,’ and sure enough they wipe it on their pants. But that’s when you roll with it.”
13. Kim Kardashian encourages a healthy balance of tough love and play time.
‘I’m really fun and playful, but I’m really strict on nap time, and sleeping in her own crib.”
14. Angelina Jolie is showing all parents what it means to truly let your children be themselves.
“I think children should be allowed to express themselves in whatever way they wish. I would never be the kind of parent to force somebody to be something they are not.”