Every parent can lose it once in a while. It pretty much comes with the territory of raising children. Because while we wish they could all be quiet, well-behaved, well-mannered humans, there are times when that’s an impossible ask. Whether it’s a toddler in a full-out meltdown or a teenager dishing out the kind of attitude you’d only wish on your worst enemy, the defiance is real. You need to have all kinds of patience and the commitment to discipline them — but in a way that empowers them to change their actions. And celebrities are no different. Here, 20 celebrity parents reveal how they discipline their kids.
Ultimately, for Blanchett and Andrew Upton, communication is key. "What I do know is that you have to let them talk and you have to listen. I hope that when they're 15, they're still talking as freely to us as now."
He added: "But isn't that what men are supposed to do for daughters? Yeah, there's princesses, and My Little Pony dolls, and it's just the cutest thing ever. But I'm the final 'no.' And once they hear Dad say, 'No,' they know it's a permanent no." Uh-huh. Sure they do.
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The one big rule he and Joanna plan to follow for all five children: "We keep telling the kids they don't get a phone until they go off to college." Good luck to them.