Do you remember your first day at school or in a job? There were a lot of doubts you might’ve felt and one of those feeling could have been fear. That’s the same feeling you get when you’re a parent. Being a first time parent can seem intimidating that you’re willing to gobble up any parenting advice you can read.
From Tom Cruise to Barack Obama, here are some parenting tips from celebrities themselves. Some of them could be sensible, the others—well, here they are.
From Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks thinks that parents should know when they can still do things on their own and when they need help. Being a parent is overwhelming most of the time but there are some times when overwhelming becomes too much. These are times when you should ask for help, as parents did during the golden days.
From Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum can be truly hands-on when it comes to parenting. In their household (shared with estranged husband Seal) she says that there is just pandemonium, but that’s a good thing. Klum says that to be truly happy, you just have to roll with the punches and adjust as the challenges come along. As a result, their children truly live their childhood every day.
From Angelina Jolie
Children are creative enough to know what they want and what they do not want, and in Angelina Jolie’s case, she lets her children figure out how they want to express themselves. She believes in the power of letting children figure out who they want to be in life—with a little help from their parents, of course.
From Tom Cruise
Speaking about his daughter Suri, Tom Cruise says that he lets the child ‘dress herself.’ This is a good thing in most cases. When children learn to dress themselves from an early age, it lets them learn independence and fending for themselves at an early age. They also learn to express themselves earlier.
From Ewan McGregor
The advice from Ewan makes it seem like he’s a very hands-on parent. He says that the secret to being a good parent is being there—even when you’re tired from work or, in his case, tired from an all-day shoot. Connection between a parent and child is important and Ewan McGregor says you should immerse yourself entirely in their world, even if for a short while.
There you have, from the mouths of the stars themselves! It might seem overwhelming at times, but being a parent takes a lot of work—it’s okay to fail, but pick yourself up, and learn from your mistakes.