I try not to judge anyone’s parenting, but when it comes to celebrities, I often find myself torn.
I will admit that I can’t help but judge—just a tiny bit. (My meditation teacher would be so proud of my self-awareness and keen self-observation.)
But please, do not judge me for judging.
I learn about these people’s lives without ever seeking the information directly. I’ll be standing in line to check out at the grocery store, and *BAM* there’s a bright yellow headline about how Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher apparently do not bathe their children…until they can see dirt on their skin. I’ll be scrolling my social media newsfeed only to be presented with a headline about how Alicia Silverstone apparently mimics animal sleeping arrangements, co-sleeping to this day with her 11-year-old son. Tune into reality show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” and you’ll learn that Kourtney Kardashian serves her children gluten-free pizza and had almost made one of her children’s candy-themed birthday entirely sugar-free.
And of course, there is the ultimate celebrity parent who can’t seem to stop making headlines: Gwenyth Paltrow. She practically foreshadowed her unconventional parenting with the naming of her very first child, Apple. That was before she built her empire, Goop, which reportedly bases many of their claims on pseudoscience.
Needless to say, I believe in bathing children at least daily. I haven’t co-slept with my children since they were babies; I tucked them into their cribs. I haven’t and won’t be naming any of my children fruit.
I think that celebrities are out of touch with a lot of things in life, and perhaps the news about oddities of their parenting is just the surface of what we regular folks find unconventional—or weird—about them. But as much as I question their motives behind sharing such random and shocking information about their lives, I also think that it just so happens to be what they can’t stop talking about. Afterall, every parent loves to talk about their kids.
As moms, we basically think about our children every second of the day. I understand the intention for mothers to use “holistic”, “clean”, and all-natural products at home to raise their children. But I can also see how these trends can develop into obsessions.
I’m not a purist. My philosophy is that I’ll use the most effective solution of anything, so long as it’s safe, and until the next best option happens to be natural or organic. I had no hesitations when it came to chemical exterminations for the professional termite treatments we had last year. This year, Natural Science Exterminating suggested organic termite treatments using orange oil, which turned out to be as effective as ever!
That said, if the experts ever recommend traditional termite solutions again, I’m going for it. Safety and efficacy are more important to me than the lack of chemicals.
(Please do your own research; consult with a medical professional. My understanding—not advice, nor instruction—is that not all “natural” ingredients are safe for human contact, and not all “chemical” ingredients are unsafe!)
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