There Are Many Different Parenting Styles

Parenting styles are the emotional climates in which parents and even famous parents choose to raise their kids.

Parents all over the world have different thoughts and opinions on what it means to be a good parent.Although there is no one-size-fits-all approach, many couples have an idea of what their parenting style will be even before they even have kids.

From authoritarian to attachment parenting, there are many different parenting styles out there and some parents choose a combination of several different styles.

Just like us, celebrity parents have lots of different parenting styles, some of them being pretty unconventional. Some famous parents choose to raise their kids without gender stereotypes and others choose to chew their children’s food before feeding it to them.

You’re bound to find some interesting rules and opinions when you look at how famous couples raise their children.


We’ve come up with a list of 7 famous parents who have very interesting parenting styles.
Parenting styles by famous parents

7 Famous Parents with Unconventional Parenting Styles


Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

This celebrity couple is one you’ve probably heard a lot about in the news.  Even though Katie is now a single mom their parenting styles from the beginning have been pretty unconventional.

Tom and Katie have been laid-back at times with their now 14-year-old daughter Suri.

Even from a young age, Suri was allowed to get dressed up in heels and makeup.

This is a fairly permissive parenting style.


As the mom of six children, Madonna certainly has her hands full, and her parenting style is to run a pretty tight ship.

Her kids weren’t allowed to have cell phones until they were teenagers, and she keeps them on a strict diet.

There were no sweets, preservatives, dairy, or gluten allowed in her household.

Madonna’s children have expressed their displeasure with her authoritarian parenting style in the past.


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Angelina and Brad are famous parents that have been in the news pretty frequently talking about their parenting style.

This couple don’t seem to completely agree on the best way to parent their six children.

One of the more unconventional ideas Angelina has is her belief that schools are insufficient at educating her children properly.

For this reason she has always homeschooled her children and appears to use the authoritative parenting style.

Jada Pinkett and Will Smith

While many famous parents tend to be strict with their children, this couple have a different parenting approach.

With no rules for their kids the celebrity couple let their kids decide what’s best.

They choose to use negotiations with their children adopting a more permissive parenting style

This is a response to both parents growing up in an authoritarian household. Having both had stricter parents, they choose to give their kids more freedom and allow them to be who they want.


Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone has made the news because of her interesting approach to feeding her now 9-year-old son, Bear.

When he was younger, she fed him through pre-mastication.   This is the process of pre-chewing food before feeding it to your child.

More recently Alicia has kept her son on a vegan diet, and doesn’t discipline him because it’s not really necessary.

They have a very close relationship using a more permissive parenting style.   Alicia speaks openly with her son when always but especially if he’s doing something wrong.

Pamela Anderson

Even for a famous parent, Pamela Anderson certainly has a more lax parenting style.

She has received some backlash in previous years because of the leniency in her parenting philosophies.

This is particularly about her thoughts on her children experimenting with drugs and alcohol.

The heart of what she expressed is she wants her kids to be safe, no matter what they may experiment with in their lives.


Megan Fox

Megan Fox’s parenting style while unconventional is starting to become more widespread especially with famous parents.

Fox is the mother of three boys and has chosen to raise them in a way that is gender neutral.

Instead of pressuring them to fit into gender-stereotypes, Megan lets them express themselves any way that feels right.


It’s easy to criticize the way celebrities choose to raise their kids but unlike celebrities, every parenting choice we make is not on display for all the world to see.

When you look at the different parenting styles of famous parents you realize they’re human too.

Although there are certainly some unconventional styles out there, these parents are trying to do what’s best for their kids.

Whether you look at famous parents or the parents that live next door, there’s no such thing as a perfect parent.

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