10+ Celebrities Who Have Some Strange Parenting Rules

There's no right way to raise a child. Every parent must work to discover what works not only for them but for their kids as well.

This can sometimes produce some odd and borderline awkward results. Have a look and check out these 10+ celebrities who have some strange parenting rules when it comes to raising their kids.

1. Beyoncé insists that Blue Ivy have a security detail — even when she goes to school!

The other parents are starting to grow tired of it. In fact, many have started complaining that Blue's motorcade causes other children to be late.

2. Alanis Morissette believes that there is no timeframe on breastfeeding.

Alanis chose to breastfeed until Ever was nearly 4-years-old. "I know some children who have weaned naturally at two years, some kids wean naturally a couple of years later," she told ABC News. "I mean, it's up to every child."

3. Denzel Washington instills respect and manners in his children.

Denzel believes that having resp[ect for one's elders is an essential trait for all young children. From the time that his babies could walk and talk, he and his wife Pauletta taught them to say "yes Sir/yes Ma'am."

4. Will Smith doesn't believe in punishment of any kind.

The Smith family has what they like to refer to as their circle of safety. This means that any family member can express their feelings or talk about any given situation without fear of reprisal.

5. Julia Roberts doesn't allow her kids to have sweets.

This is an incredibly tall order because Julia is known all around Hollywood for her sweet tooth. Instead of indulging, she reserves candy and treats for only the most special of occasions.

Julia also doesn't allow her kids to use any type of social media.

'I try to keep them off social media, because I don't really understand what they need that for right now,' Julia explained to The Sun.

She also says that she incredibly aware of drug culture among the youth.

6. John Travolta allegedly refused to give his son medication.

John's son Jett suffered seizures for years. Despite this, he was taken off the prescribed meds after his parents deemed them ineffective.

Jett died when he was only 16-years-old after falling and hitting his head after suffering a seizure.

7. Mayim Bialik forces her kids to be vegan.

In all honesty, what kid would ever willingly choose to completely forego meat and dairy products?

Mayim says that her kids not only enjoy eating vegan but also that since they started they're hardly ever sick.

She also doesn't celebrate Christmas with her kids.

Don't mistake Mayim for Ebenezer Scrooge, nothing could be further from the truth. As she explained in a personal essay via Grok Nation, Mayim is Jewish and never celebrated the holiday in her own home.

8. Christina Aguilera believes in celebrating the female form.

When speaking of her son Max to Us Weekly, Christina 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…."

9. Madonna has no patience when it comes to dirty laundry.

Madonna explained to USA Today that "We take all of her clothes and put them in a bag, and she has to earn all of her clothes back by being tidy," the pop icon said.

"She wears the same outfit every day to school until she learns her lesson."

10. Gwyneth Paltrow forces her children to be gluten-free.

Gwyneth has said that every single doctor and nutritionist she's ever spoken to agrees that all humans at best tolerate gluten and at worst are allergic to it.

Hence why she makes her kids conform to her way of eating.

She also won't allow her kids to watch TV in English.

Gwyneth wants her children to be multi-lingual. The only way that she'll allow any TV in the house is if her kids are watching the broadcast in either French or Spanish.

11. Drew Barrymore won't let her children become actors.

Considering that Drew has been acting in front of a camera since the time she was 3-years-old, it's safe to say she speaks from experience.

Drew is adamant that no child of hers will pursue acting until they are at least 18-years-old.

12. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds don't use male pronouns around their children.

As Blake explained to Glamour, instead of saying “What’s his name?” he’ll say, “What’s her name?” Or we’ve joked that my daughter is bossy. But my husband said, “I don’t ever want to use that word again. You’ve never heard a man called bossy.”

13. Jennifer Garner only says "yes" one day a year.

Jennifer will be the first one to tell you that she's a strict mom. That's why one day a year she drops her guard and allows herself to say "yes" to all of the fun and silly things her kids ask of her.

14. Celine Dion never forced her children to cut their hair.

As a matter of fact, her son Rene Charles didn't cut his hair for 8 whole years!

The only reason that the boy got a trim was that his [school](https://www.sheknows.com/entertainment/articles/992341/celine-dions-two-and-a-half-year-old-son-wears-high-heels/\) required it of him.

15. Kylie Jenner is a germaphobe.

After Stormi was born, Kylie would wear surgical masks whenever she would interact with her newborn daughter.

She also enforced a strict guest list/sign-up sheet for when family and friends wanted to see Stormi.

16. Kourtney Kardashian makes her children follow a strict gluten-free/dairy-free diet.

Kourtney explained in a social media post that "I have noticed a great positive change in behaviour[sic] with my children when we stick to a gluten-free and dairy-free diet."

Kourtney also co-sleeps with her children.

Kourtney feels that enforcing the concept of a family bed, helps her children to feel more secure come nighttime.

She has also said that it allows her to be better in tune for when her kids become ready to sleep on their own.

17. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are a couple of Grinches.

Mila and Ashton don't believe in giving their children gifts at Christmas. They won't even allow their parents and relatives to splurge, either.

Instead, Ashton and Mila request that in lieu of gifts, people make a charitable donation to the Children's Hospital.

18. Bill gates believes that children under the age of 14 shouldn't have cell phones.

Back in 2007, Bill noticed that his daughter was developing an unhealthy addiction to video games. It was then that he decided to put a limit on screen time, as well as disallow any child in his house to have a cellphone until they turned 14.

19. David and Victoria Beckham won't allow their kids to play futball in the house.

Under normal circumstances, I would tend to agree. But when your father is David Beckham, how are you honestly supposed to tell your children to stop playing the sport that helped make their father a superstar?

20. Cate Blanchett doesn't want to be friends with her kids.

According to comments made via Contact Music, Cate said that "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."

21. Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder didn't talk to anyone for a month after their child was born.

Nikki explained that she wanted their baby's first month to be completely devoted to bonding. That meant no cellphones, social media, and no visits from friends or family.

22. Alicia Silverstone refused to use diapers for her children.

Alicia told People magazine that children will tell you when they have to go:

"If you pay attention, they actually have a pause button and will give you enough time to get to a place that makes it comfortable for them to go... It’s the most natural, primal thing.”

23. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard don't let their kids leave their rooms at night.

Kristen said that when her daughter turned 3, she would get up and wander around the house at night time.

In order to prevent this from happening, Kristen and Dax switched the doorknobs around and started locking her in her room.

24. Kanye West won't allow North to wear makeup or crop tops.

"I don't think North should wear crop tops just because I had her wearing a slip dress when she was 2-years-old," the hip-hop icon explained in an interview with E! Online.

25. Pamela Anderson believes in "intuitive parenting."

This means that Pam doesn't just permit her children to experiment with things like drugs and alcohol — she welcomes it.

It's all a part of the journey that leads to self-discovery, according to Pamela.

26. Keira Knightley has banned classic Disney films because of their portrayal of women.

Keira told Ellen DeGeneres that her daughter isn't allowed to watch Cinderella nor is she allowed to watch The Little Mermaid.

The Oscar-nominated actress believes that they teach women to be reliant on men.

27. Alanis Morissette lets her children decide when they're ready to stop breastfeeding.

Some people might think that this is a case of the tail wagging the dog, but Alanis holds firm in her decision. She feels that it only helps to strengthen the bond between mother and child.