Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and their globetrotting family are constantly criticized for everything they do. Their family is hounded everywhere they go. Every aspect of their life becomes media fodder for everyone who loves them and the people who love to hate them.
A few main parenting points they’re harassed about are:
- They have too many kids.
- Their kids are spoiled.
- Their kids don’t have a “stable” school environment.
- Their daughter Shiloh is too “boyish”.
There are many families in this world that have many kids. This is only a bad concept if the parents are in no position to support the kids. As long as in big families the children aren’t going to be neglected or go without their basic needs being met, then there isn’t a problem. There is one big advantage to having several kids. They are forced from an early age to learn social skills. With multiple siblings, a child must learn to share and wait their turn. These are skills that will benefit them when they start school.
How parenting has changed for the worse
Just because their children are privileged does not necessarily mean they are spoiled. There is a big difference between those two situations. If parents take the time to teach their kids to appreciate the things they receive, they aren’t raising “spoiled” kids. They are raising grateful ones. It is possible to provide many luxuries to children without making them spoiled. It all comes down to parenting. Are the Jolie-Pitt children spoiled? We can all speculate, but the only people who actually know are the ones who deal with them on a daily basis.
Darting from home to home and country to country does make it impossible for children to attend the same school Again that isn’t necessarily a negative. With the U.S. public school system falling farther and farther behind other countries, parents must focus even more time working with their kids to ensure they are actually learning. Parents can no longer simply send their kids to school. They must monitor their child’s education on a regular basis. Being able to provide a child an experienced tutor and home schooling may actually be a benefit.
When parents can’t discipline their children
Making a negative comment about the way a child dresses is reprehensible. It’s bad enough when kids do it. Adults should be ashamed of talking about a child in such a way. Children should be taught that it’s okay to be different. Allowing a child to express themselves and celebrating their ability to be an individual is what gives the child’s self-esteem a major boost.
It doesn’t matter whether you like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. The moral of the story is if you spend less time worrying about how they parent and more time parenting you own children, this world would be a better place.
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