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How do we judge celebrity parents?

I believe parenthood is a gift. It is our chance to make little people into something or someone great. It’s our chance to provide and be an example so that we can contribute towards the goodness that is out there. It  is our chance to feel the compassion and the most unconditional kind of love there is. It is our ultimate motivation for a better and more fulfilling life.

Parenthood is wonderful, but if you are a parent, you know that it comes with a whole lot of responsibilities … stress … fatigue … emotional roller coasters …. you get the picture.  As it is, many stay-at-home parents struggle with daily challenges.  Can you imagine mixing it up with paparazzis, traveling, and incredibly busy schedules?  How about being publicly judged for just about everything the minute you step out of your front door?

I’m sure you’ve already heard of many stories about the 3 most talked about celebrity parents. Just check out the exposure and judgments they must endure.

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Source: express.co.uk
Source: express.co.uk

Just about every public appearance this couple makes is in the news.  Kate gets pregnant, Kate has a baby, Kate wears a dress that flaunts her baby bump … this is all news. Having a baby is most definitely worth sharing.  But don’t you think it gets to be a little too much when you have to think of what the public might think about every detail of the situation?

Obviously after having a baby, a woman will still have a little pooch.  I guess Kate was expected to be someone else, perhaps from another planet, because OK! Magazine had to post tips about how she could lose her baby bump. Shame!

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Credit: images.search.yahoo.com
Source: images.search.yahoo.com

I have loved Brad Pitt since I was about 15 years old. So when he got married to Angelina Jolie, I couldn’t help but snoop through whatever gossip I came across. With 6 kids, they undoubtedly have their hands full! They do have a lot of help, especially since they have the advantage of financial freedom. However, they certainly appear to be loving and very devoted parents. They instill the values of a close family and listen to their own instincts to make parenting decisions.  They do their jobs and spend as much time together as they possibly can.  Sounds like an average family minus all the money, right?

Barack and Michelle Obama

Source: Getty
Source: Getty

The CEO of major companies often spend a lot less time in his own home than he might want. As president of the United states, you could expect that Barack Obama will not have the usual 9 hour/day job that many Americans do. In fact, time away from his family would be expected, being that he’s got an entire country to care for.

There are certainly controversies and many gossips about him using his children for political gain. Of course the public can create their own theories about the president’s devotion to his children, but surely he loves them as any parent would.  The country is just in the way at the moment 🙂

Lexie Lane

Lexie Lane is the creator of voiceBoks.com, owner of Social Media Panel, and co-author of the book, The Blogger's Survival Guide Tips and Tricks for Parent Bloggers Wordsmiths and Enthusiasts.


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  • I do not read tabloids. I feel bad for celebrities being judged mostly by people who have nothing better to do because their own lives suck. Instead of working on improving themselves they sit their & point fingers. We all made & make mistakes as parents. We learn as we go 🙂

  • being watched and judge by the public added the constant stalking of paparazzi are one of the consequences a celebrity or should i say popular celeb/parent has to face. we do not know about their parenting and but we people just following norms and traditions, so maybe they also do the same thing we do in raising the kids, except for the controversy and gossip they have to put up, where as, non celel like us, we are focusing on kids and minding our own share of stress and fun of parenthood. wonderful post

  • I’m very sensitive when it comes to my son. As much as I can, I try to avoid the scrutiny and complaints and all that stuff from the grandparents (my Mum and my in-laws plus my grandmother, haha!). Imagine how difficult for these parents to stay under the radar when everybody is looking at them, snapping photos, watching their every move, and waiting for them to make a mistake.

  • I’ve never understood the fascination with celebrities. I don’t know why we care more about what they do or how they do it than we do about a doctor or fireman.

  • I can’t imagine how hard it must be at times to raise kids as a celebrity. Aside from the plus of having financial freedom, you are always being watched and any little thing you do can be made into such a big deal! I don’t think I’d want that life for my kids.

  • I imagine they adapt to it like we parents do for most things. I’m sure they have their moments of ugh though. Especially when the Eagle-eyed media is there to spin something the wrong way.

  • If there is one thing humans are absolutely incredible at, it is pointing their fingers at other people and conjuring up epic amounts of gossip so everyone looks in the other direction instead of looking at themselves. Celebrities are just an incredibly easy target.

  • If you have noticed many celebrity parents do their darndest to keep their kids out of the spotlight–it is all they can do to keep one of them secluded!! I really think it was overkill with the princess and her baby–come on–she is still a female of the human species!

  • It’s is extra hard to be a celebrity parent I think–I know I have a big family and it drives me crazy when I get everyone’s two cents about what I should do with my kids—I couldn’t imagine if it was the headlining story on E!

    • a dej, Å¡pela! zdej bom pa izpadla…pojma nisem imela, da je razlika med lavando in lavandinom. sliÅ¡ala sem že, da obstaja jedilna lavanda. ampak v tem primeru se nisem nič ukvarjala s tem. pri mami sem napadla grmičke navadne lavande. in to je to.dej, kar opogumi se in hitro v akcijo.poročajo, da se nekaterim ni obarvalo roza. jaz ne vem, kako je meni to uspelo. mogoče zato, ker smo itak v čist roza fazi.

  • Something I am not jealous of at all! being a parent is a tough enough job adding all the eyes and ears into it ugh that has to be a tough road.