Facts about how the most famous couple of Hollywood to raise their children
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are the most exemplary parents in Hollywood - six children, relatives and adopted children, who are brought up with the same love and zeal.
Star pair gives advice on how to behave in such a big family, and we share them with our readers.
To begin with - advice from his mother, Angelina Jolie:
1. Teachers need to pay well
"I am ashamed that in a rich country like the United States, teachers and tutors are paid so little, and yet they form the next generation. This is absurd! We Brad do not bargain with teachers and tutors, because they do not appreciate their work - it means devalue the future. "
2. My home is where my children
"I'm not afraid to move. For Americans, it's easy - we all have ancestors from different parts of the world. In my father's veins flows the blood of the Dutch, the Germans and the Czechs. My mother's ancestors were Indians Iroquois. Now, as a mom, I know who I am really. "
3. Children - a reason to forgive their parents
"Perhaps this has something Freudian, but the fact that I brought up my father, who was far from ideal, it affects my relationship with my own children. The birth of children makes it possible to finally find a common language with their parents. This is the perfect time to learn how to forgive. Ridiculous mistake that my father helped me become a better mother to my children. "
4. The ideal father
"A perfect father - the one who knows what to do in an emergency, and can control himself. Anyone who knows how to exercise power. Anyone who knows how to cope with their own children. "
5. We swear without witnesses
"Brad can not be deduced from his state of Zen. It's logical mindset people, and here I am impulsive and do everything at the last moment. And it is with so many children!
But when it comes to education, we are here with Brad on the same wavelength. He never disputed my decisions. And I also agree with him. There is nothing worse than parents who question the correctness of each other.
If there are disagreements, we must make sure that children do not hear us. So when I tell Maddox that he could not ride a bike with my dad, he never goes to Brad hoping to squeeze out his permission. Although this does not prevent him from running to play baseball in dirty pants and torn sneakers. These things I can discuss with Brad in a raised voice. Although this is no good, because they're both boys! "
And now a few tips from dad, Brad Pitt:
6. Children must decide who wants to become
"We give children the right to choose their own future. As a child I was a fan of Travolta. As a teenager, I wanted to be a reporter. Then there was a period of disco. I wanted to be like John Travolta and dance, as he is in the movie "Saturday Night Fever". I so liked his suit. Then I became interested in photography. I shot everything that came in sight of my camera. Later came a love for architecture. How can I tell the children what they should be in the future? "
7. We do not impose the faith of children
"We are Angie and belong to different nationalities and religions, and we do not impose the faith to children. For example, I was raised as a Baptist, but I never wanted to pray just as eager as my parents - are deeply religious people. In the city of Springfield, where I grew up, I was taught to respect those who live by faith.
But to be honest, I was more interested in the pretty girls I've met in the churchyard. It was a big mistake. Because as soon as the pastor noticed my interest, he made me read aloud the prayer in front of the whole community. Just awful. And then I became very humble! "
8. The vanity is unacceptable in our family
"I became a star before becoming the father of this little band. Now it's my prerogative - the children, even though they take away all the energy. You see the dark circles under the eyes? If my female fans saw what I look like in the morning, they would be disappointed. Fatherhood tames the ego, I said goodbye to the illusion. In the past, leaving the house, I thought: "What are your plans for today," Now I only think about how much it will finish the job. You see the difference? "
9. They are
"Some children gave birth to us, and some have adopted, and between them there should be no difference. Adopt an orphan, give hope to the weak child - I think it is our mission! "
10. You must have parental ambitions
"The children give a lot - of mind, joy in life, the desire to develop their personality. I love to take out the family on nature for children to invent new games. Believe me, it takes a lot of effort. The only thing that can not stand my children - bytovuha!
Like all parents, I have plans for them. I hope they will find their place in life, and my name will not be a hindrance to them. I know a lot of sad stories about those who have inherited a fortune, and fully aware of the risk.
Yes, my children have access to the best things in the world. Compared to other they have a huge advantage - I hope they understand it. When I was a teenager, I did not have 25 pairs of sneakers, my parents waited for the old worn down, to buy me a new one.
I want my children to respect their teachers and the teachers and well-behaved in class, we recognized the authority of the elders and achieved good results in their studies. What else to add? Each of them - an integral part of my life. Forever".