Stop Shaming Celebrity Parents For Hiring A Nanny

Let's admit it: there's nothing quite as fun as judging celebrities. It's human nature to feel like we probably have it all figured out, and when we see public figures behaving in ways we don't think are best, it's easier than ever to share our opinion on the subject. This is especially true when it comes to parenting, but there's one decision that we should stop being so harsh on celebrities for: hiring nannies.

Recently, rapper Nicki Minaj made headlines for a tweet about her newborn son.

When a fan said they wished Nicki would be a "normal celebrity" and "get a nanny" for her newborn son so that she would have more time to talk to her fans, Nicki responded saying that she "really should" get one, but that it was a "difficult decision."

Many fans applauded her for not getting one.

Now, there's nothing wrong with Nicki's decision to not hire a nanny, and there's nothing wrong with people praising her for making that decision when it would be easy for her to choose otherwise.

But there is something wrong with acting like celebrities who do choose to hire nannies are being worse parents.

Raising kids is hard. I'm sure I don't have to tell you that.

Pretty much every parent is going to have to ask for help sometime. Whether it's needing extra hands around the house for a newborn or needing someone to watch your child if you go back to work — no parent is a superhero, although it certainly feels like that sometimes.

Celebrities have very intensive jobs a lot of the time, and being on a film set or in a studio all day leaves very little time to do anything else, let alone take care of a child.

Take Gwen Stefani, for example. She wasn't shy about using a nanny to help when her boys were young, and look at how great they turned out!

If they can afford it, they shouldn't be shamed for hiring a nanny and getting help!

Lots of people who aren't rich and aren't celebrities also hire nannies to help out around the house when they need it, and there's nothing wrong with that. They're not worse parents just for asking for help.

Do you agree? Would you hire a nanny for your children if you could afford it? Let us know in the comments below!