Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
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19 Celebrities With Handy Parenting Tips

Parenting is difficult — there's no denying that fact. 

While unsolicited advice is never welcome (sorry, Karens), parents do appreciate helpful tips and hacks to make the days go by easier. 

This includes advice from celebs! So, from singing to end tantrums to car safety, here are the most helpful parenting tips from celebs!

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba
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As the creator of the Honest company, it makes sense that Alba wants full transparency in her household.

This requires monitoring everything, whether that's ingredients in kids' products, laundry detergent, and more.

Drew Barrymore

As a hard-working mother, the actress always wants her kids to understand her busy schedule. As such, she will use paper calendars to circle the days that she's away for work.

Will Smith

Will Smith
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If you ever wondered what the actor thinks of his son, Jaden, wearing women's clothing, this is it: he doesn't care.

"As a parent, if it’s an oak tree, I want it to grow as an oak tree. I’m not going to try to force it to be an apple tree," he said.

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian
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As someone who's very into health and wellness, the reality star has banned the use of microwaves in her home.

"I read that toxins from plastic containers can be transferred to food when reheated (this applies to BPA-free plastic containers too),” she wrote on her website.

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks
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While some parents struggle to ask for help, the actress knows that it takes a village to raise kids. “Be open to any help. Many moms today feel they have to be supermoms, while historically, we’ve always had a village to pitch in," she said.

Heidi Klum

Much like Will Smith, the model is fine with her kids wearing whatever they want. This includes young kids in high heels.

“If we go to a restaurant, they like to dress up. They just hobble on their little heels for 20 steps from the car to the restaurant."

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera
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The singer's parenting tip is a controversial one. She's naked around her kids... a lot. "I think it's important that he sees mommy not be ashamed for her sexuality," the singer once said.

"I mean, he's two. We're art collectors, there are a lot of female nudes around the house. Max will be growing up in a house where it's just the norm... It's only weird when you shame it...." Take this for what you will!

Michelle Obama

Michelle and Barack Obama
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While she's no longer in the White House, one tradition she started there has stuck: family dinners.

"We use those dinners to connect with our girls, have conversations, and just spend quality time together as a family," she had said.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow
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As someone who grew up spending their summers in Spain, the Goop founder wants her children to be as cultured as possible. That's why she only lets them watch TV in French or Spanish.

Gisele Bündchen

If you're struggling to potty train your child, try the "elimination communication" method that was used by the model.

You essentially learn to read the signs of your baby needing to use the toilet and then hold them over the toilet when it's time to go.

David and Victoria Beckham

David and Victoria Beckham
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Raising five kids isn't easy. But the retired athlete and fashion designer make it work by instilling some tough rules. This includes allowing only one hour of TV per day as a way to encourage their kids to spend time outside.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
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While the Hollywood couple has more than enough money, they don't want to raise spoiled kids.

In an effort to prevent this, they told the grandparents to only give one gift to the kids at Christmas. The rest goes to charity.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff
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The How I Met Your Dad star created her own parenting tip after her infant son had a diaper accident on an airplane.

Since she was stuck on the flight in her soiled shirt, she has shoved an extra t-shirt in her bag ever since.

Chance the Rapper

The rapper gave advice to moms and dads everywhere about doing their child's hair. "Doin yo lil baby's hair without that comb hurtin her head cheat code: 1. Water 2. Argan Oil 3. Shea Butter 4. WIDE tooth comb (really wide)," the rapper shared on Twitter

Tina Fey

Tina Fey
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"You just have to go to sleep. There's a strong desire to get stuff done and be an adult, but just go to bed. Blow off sending your family birthday cards or setting the table for Thanksgiving – just go to sleep whenever you can. I just go to bed all the time," Tina Fey said.  

Busy Philipps

"I use sibling rivalry," Philipps told Us Weekly. "I'm like, 'I feel like Cricket's going to finish her broccoli first,' and then Birdie's like, 'I can finish it first.'"

Debra Messing

Debra Messing
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Sick of your child throwing tantrums? If you're unsure of how to stop them next time, try singing to them! "Singing Broadway musicals are a really great distraction from temper tantrums," Debra Messing said. 

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell
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The mom of two has many tips and tricks to parenting, including one that practices car safety.

"The phrase we say as we jump out of the car, 'Hands on the circle' (the circle is the gas cap) was invented by my brilliant sister-in-law, and has thus far kept all kiddos safe from any oncoming traffic while I unload the trunk," Bell wrote in an Instagram post.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
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It doesn't matter what age her kids' are; Blake wants them to have a voice. She's made this happen by putting a comment box in the house. This way, her kids can give their feedback on things that can be improved!

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