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Raising kids is far from a one-size-fits-all situation, and these celebrity parents are showing that better than most.
While mom-shamers (and society as a whole) make it seem like there’s a rigid set of rules to follow when growing, birthing, and raising a child, having a kid and raising them in a way that’s cohesive with your personal situation is just that — highly personal.
Although this is the case, society tends to get quite riled up when they learn about a parent taking an unconventional approach with their child — say, when Megan Fox was criticized for allowing her son to wear an Elsa costume, or when Will and Jada Pinkett Smith were judged for being “too lax” with their kids, or when Mayim Bialik was mommy shamed for sharing a photo of her breastfeeding her 3-year-old son.
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It’s completely fair that certain parenting styles may not be right for you and your kids, but that doesn’t mean a nontraditional approach is inherently wrong. The following celebrity parents have committed to raising their kids their way, regardless of the backlash they may face for doing so, and they’ve been outspoken about exactly why their unique methods work for them and their children.
Read on to learn about some of Hollywood’s most unconventional parenting techniques — you might just find a few that resonate with you and encourage you to try something outside of the box with your own children.