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Ruling the Hollywood Roost


  • Julia Roberts 1 of 10
    Julia Roberts
    Julia got a ton of press for confronting the paparazzi about their own bad behavior around her kids, who she encourages to act appropriately at all times. She told People magazine that she also encourages her trio to eat well and that they aren'’t all hopped up on sugar: "You want sweets, ice cream, and cake to be a great treat and a celebration. Something that's not everyday.” Julia Roberts says her kids are “unaware” of her Hollywood fame »
  • Madonna 2 of 10
    Madonna
    According to an article in InTouch Weekly, former nannies for Madonna report that her kids are forbidden sugar, fast food, TV, magazines, and newspapers. While shielding her little ones from TV is a rule many of us might view as admirable, what’s wrong with newspapers? And for that matter, a few french fries once upon a Lucky Star?
    Madonna’s material girl style throughout the years »
  • Sheryl Crow 3 of 10
    Sheryl Crow
    She might be a rock 'n’ roller, but this mom of two boys says that she’s not loosey-goosey when it comes to who rules the roost. She told Prevention magazine: “I'm strict. I think one thing that is missing now with kids is that hierarchy of adults not being friends. Even though ultimately that's what you want with your kids, they have to understand that somebody's in charge, and sometimes the answer is no.”
    Sheryl Crow talks about kids, discipline, and bribery »
  • Brooke Shields 4 of 10
    Brooke Shields
    Child star Brooke Shields could have tried to make up for her own work-filled childhood by making life a Wonderland of sorts for her kids, but instead, she informed Redbook magazine that she’s not a lenient parent. She said: "Trust me when I tell you I'm on my girls. And every time I am, I know from the outside it looks like I'm an overbearing, controlling parent. But I don't think we have any responsibility to anybody else but our kids and ourselves."
    10 things you didn’t know about Brooke Shields »
  • Kate Hudson 5 of 10
    Kate Hudson
    As parents, we are all influenced by our own parents, and mom of two Kate Hudson says that she’s the same way with Ryder and his younger bro, Bing, as Goldie and Russell were with her. She shared with Metro.com: "My parents were very tough, and there’s something to be said for that … that’s how I’d like to raise my child. You love them, but you have to put your foot down."
    First look at Kate Hudson’s baby Bingham »
  • Jennie Garth 6 of 10
    Jennie Garth
    We guess many families — even famous ones — have a good cop/bad cop parenting arrangement. Jennie Garth told Glamour.TV that she is the “enforcer” in her household as opposed to her husband, Peter Facenelli. She told Babble: “I run the show, and he’s the main attraction. When he walks in the room, everything breaks loose. All of my rules go out the window, but they love their daddy, and they love to jump on him and have a great time.”
    Read the full Babble interview with Jennie Garth »
  • Jewel 7 of 10
    Jewel
    New-mom Jewel probably hasn’t had to do any disciplining yet — but she’s ready when the time comes to show son, Kase, who runs the show. “I think I’ll be the stricter one, oddly,” she told USA Today. “You’d think being the singer/songwriter I’d be the sort of fluffy one, but I think Ty’s going to be a bit of a pushover.”
    Jewel hopes her son won’t follow in his father’s footsteps »
  • Cate Blanchett 8 of 10
    Cate Blanchett
    British actress Cate Blanchett has the same “mom first, friend second” parenting philosophy as Sheryl Crow. She told the Daily Mirror: “My husband and I worry about our generation trying to be friends with their children rather than parents of their children. If you're going to try and make your children like you, you're in dangerous waters I think.”
    Cate Blanchett made the top 50 best dressed moms list of 2011! »
  • Jessica Alba 9 of 10
    Jessica Alba
    Notoriously strict with her diet and exercise routines, Jessica Alba says she’s also a strict mom. She shared with David Letterman about daughter Honor: “I’m very strict with her. When it’s time for her to eat, whether she’s hollering or whatever, it’s time to eat. She gets a time out if she cries for no reason ... sometimes she asks me to go to time out.” Judging by all the photos we see of a smiling Honor holding hands with Mom, the time out system is working pretty well for them.
    Jessica Alba is already thinking about baby number 3! »
  • Jennifer Lopez 10 of 10
    Jennifer Lopez
    Do Max and Emme have dad Marc Anthony wrapped around their little fingers? Maybe. J-Lo told Glamour: “I’m the one who keeps everybody on schedule, like, ‘Got to go to bed at this time,’ ‘got to eat something…’” Sound familiar to anyone?
    Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony still spending time together »

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