How Celebrities Raise Their Children: 5 Practical Tips

Raising children to be “happy and independent” is not as easy as some may think – and if you’re here, I’m sure you already approve of my first sentence. Raising children AND having a job AND finding time for yourself might be the most challenging thing you have ever done; but the truth is, it’s not impossible. As long as you remain calm, calculated, open, and positive, there is nothing that could ever bring you down.

“Right…. But how the hell do I do that?” Many parents are lost when their first kid arrives, as they imagine their lives will completely change. They start stressing out, leaving no room for other activities – their lives revolve strictly around children. Even though you-time will definitely decrease, you must learn how to combine responsibilities with pleasure. Focusing on solely one can be detrimental to your mental health, as recent studies show.

Celebrities are the perfect example (well…. some!) of successful parents – not only do they work hard, but they also look after their children day and night. Besides that, they must also deal with paparazzi, the press, social media, yada yada yada. So, let’s see what practical tips we can learn from them.

  1. Spend Quality Time with Them

Spending quality time with children is highly important for their emotional growth. As the Mexican star Ninel Conde agrees, being a busy parent does not exclude the fact that you are a parent. For instance, she tries to spend as much time with her children as possible, even though sometimes, her career does not allow her to. She takes her baby boy Emmanuel everywhere – and whenever they are together, nothing else seems to matter.

Ways to spend quality time with your love(s):

Add a 15-minute morning routine dedicated to your kids
Hang out with them and play cool games!
Go out for a walk or a nice hike
Help them develop their studying skills and organize their school work
Exercise with them
Cook together and try out new recipes!

2. Be the Example They Need

Michelle and Barack Obama’s daughters, Sasha and Malia, grew up to be wonderful, intelligent women ready to take on any obstacle on their way. “If you are not ready to be the example they need, you won’t be able to teach them anything,” writes Sarah Kabalevsky, co-founder at CA EduBirdie essay writing service. “Children do exactly what they see in the family, so make sure your parenting style fits their needs,” ends Sarah. They must learn how to grow beautiful and independent – and you’re the only one who can teach them that by setting an example.

Teach them how valuable life is
Explain them your values and how you live up to them
Show them how you respond in critical situations
Teach them that treating other people with respect means respecting yourself in the first place
Teach them to be kind, loving, open, and sharing
Teach them to be honest – never lie to them!

3. Let Them Be Free!

Will Smith thinks that “letting kids take responsibility for their actions” teaches them more about freedom and independence than anything else could. His children, Jared, Trey, and Willow are so mature, so intelligent, so powerful! You can tell that Will has an uncanny parenting philosophy which helped his children grow into beautiful adults.

Before sending them off to school, talk to them about anything they want, answer all the questions they have, and teach them to question everything in general. Always question everything!

4. Encourage Them & Their Activities

Famous actress Reese Witherspoon teaches us that encouraging children to think independently and supporting their activities is critical, especially during their adolescence years. Her daughter Ava and son Deacon are smart kids with cool personalities, both of them having intrinsic motivation and high self-esteem.

Encouraging children to pursue whichever career they want to (and not forcing them to follow your path), helping them grow into beautiful individuals, teaching them what love is, and supporting them in their activities will not only improve your parent-child relationship, but it will also make them trust you more. When they decide to trust you fully, they’ll share amazing experiences and open-up completely, helping you help them grow.

5. Help Them Engage in Problem Solving

Mark Steins, TV Host and Journalist, shares his opinion on raising children. “Model the behavior you want your kids to have,” says Steins, “and help them become what they need to be.” As a parent, Mark has constantly come up with cool challenges for his kids, like Sunday-evening chess games, fun problem-solving games, or scavenger hunts. He thinks that the best way to help your children grow into sharp-witted individuals is by training them since they are little.

Conclusion

Like it or not, the parenting method you choose will affect your children’s lives once and for all. So, make sure you consider the pros and cons to choosing one method or the other. In the end, don’t forget to teach them how to love, how to be passionate, how to laugh – basically, how to live life. There are many people walking through life but never seizing the day. As long as you teach your kids the opposite, you should be fine. Good luck, lucky parent!

Sources:

https://heightline.com/mark-steines-wife-kids-net-worth-gay/
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/20/photos-obamas-expensive-vacation-rental-in-avignon-france.html
https://www.tabascohoy.com/nota/450365/ninel-conde-nbsp-le-otorga-clemencia-a-su-ex

The Americas Cake Fair to help raise awareness, stock supplies at  Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida as demand rises

MEDIA ALERT

Two sweet story opportunities this week:
The Americas Cake Fair to help raise awareness, stock supplies at
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida as demand rises

WHAT:
With a huge influx of new residents from Puerto Rico expected in the coming months and the Thanksgiving / holidays approaching, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (SHFBCF)’s need for food donations is rapidly increasing. The Americas Cake Fair is conducting two community outreach initiatives to help raise awareness for SHFBCF’s services and stock supplies of local emergency food pantries. Both events provide excellent visuals and interview opportunities.

WHEN/WHERE:
Wednesday, October 4, 10:30 AM – A Baker Inspires Others

The Founder & CEO of Satin Fine Foods, Inc. & The Americas Cake Fair is meeting with students enrolled in the Second Harvest Culinary Training Program, which provides qualified, at-risk and economically disadvantaged adults with the culinary and life skills training needed to pursue a sustainable career in the food industry. Kevin O’Reilly will share his inspiring business story, from humble beginnings working in his family’s bakery in Ireland to creating a “better-tasting mousetrap” (Satin Ice) to establishing one of the largest fondant manufacturing companies in the world.

Where: SHFBCF Main Facility, 411 Mercy Drive, Orlando, FL 32805

Saturday, October 7, 2:00-4:30 PM – Drive-Through Food Drive at the Ace

Central Floridians can support their community and donate non-perishable, unexpired food items in exchange for ticket vouchers to The Americas Cake Fair. A donation of 10 food items entitles each consumer to one ticket voucher, with a limit of four vouchers (40 food items donated) per household. Vouchers can be redeemed at the Cake Fair registration window at the Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse, October 13-15, 2017. Vouchers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. Participants can simply drive into the large surface “car park” at Ace Cafe Orlando, stay in their cars, and volunteers will exchange ticket vouchers for donations, right through car windows; or they can park and enjoy a visit to the Ace.

Where: 100 W Livingston St, Orlando, FL 32801, corner Livingston & Garland

 

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Blu-ray Review “Raise the Titanic”

Actors: Richard Jordan, Jason Robards, Alec Guinness
Directors: Jerry Jameson
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Shout! Factory
Release Date: January 21, 2014
Run Time: 114 minutes

Film: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Blu-ray: 4 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2 out of 5 stars

“Raise the Titanic” was based on Clive Cussler’s fourth book in his “Dirk Pitt Adventure” book series. It was released back in 1980 or five years before the actual wreck was discovered and was never well received and or found an audience. What “Raise the Titanic” does have is a great score, impressive visuals and solid cast including Alec Guinness (“Star Wars”) popping up but personally I was never a huge fan of the film since it is borderline silly and not practical at all. But it is still worth a look on Blu-ray if you do enjoy it.

Synopsis: Join the underwater race to salvage the Titanic and its vital defense cargo. Adapted from Clive Cussler’s international best-seller, the story follows the exploits of American special agent Dirk Pitt as he sets out to recover vital material from the Titanic which could make the US impregnable to atomic attack. The ship is down too deep for divers and the only solution is to raise it. The incredible project must be managed in absolute secrecy because of deadly interference from a rival nation. The Titanic is finally, and majestically, brought to the surface — but the vital, rare mineral is missing…

Despite my opinions on the film itself, Shout! does deliver a solid Blu-ray presentation. The 1080p transfer holds up well for a film that is over 30 years old. It is quite sharp and there is little noise interference. They also delivered a great DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. Like I mentioned above, I was a fan of the score to this film and it is well represented here for sure. In terms of special features, unfortunately is nothing special here including only one behind-the-scenes extra called “Making of ‘Raise the Titanic'” and a theatrical trailer.