12 Photos That Prove Chip and Joanna Gaines Have Parenting Down Pat

From having dance parties to encouraging their kids' artistic sides, Chip and Joanna Gaines are seasoned pros when it comes to parenting their five children

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They Have Dance Parties

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Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaineswho welcomed her fifth child with husband Chip in 2018 — makes time for each of her kids. Case in point? A "late night dance party" with daughter Emmie Kay, set to the music of 2016's La La Land.

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They Stop and Smell the Flowers

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"A bouquet of zinnias to celebrate the weekend ❤️," Joanna wrote in August 2017 next to a snap of two of her children picking flowers.

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They Know Bonding Comes Before Bedtime

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"Ok fine ... ten more minutes. #bedtime #brothers #buildingstuff," Joanna captioned a sweet September moment in 2017 between sons Duke and Drake.

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They Embrace Individuality

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"I like Saturdays ❤️ #restandrobots #emmielou," read the text alongside a July 2017 photo of Emmie dressed in her handmade robot outfit.

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They Know One-on-One Time Is Important

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Ella Rose is all about helping her parents — just like in this March photo in 2017, when she served as Joanna's "super special design assistant" in the kitchen!

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They Inspire Creativity

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Ella's creativity extends to paint projects, too! The couple's older daughter had fun mixing colors in a November 2016 photo.

"She created all of these colors from scratch today! My little design bud at work 😍 #teamella," Joanna wrote.

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They Know There's Always Time to Cuddle

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"I dreamed I was being attacked by a sweet smelling koala bear and then I woke up ... #phew #emmielou #illtakethisalldayeveryday ❤️🐨," the mom-of-five captioned a touching moment between herself and Emmie in July 2017.

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They Know Pets Are Family Too

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The Waco, Texas-based couple have a love for animals that fully extends to their children.

"A boy and his dog. #dukeman #rover," Joanna wrote to accompany a photo capturing a tender embrace between her younger son and their pup in September 2016.

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They Love Nature

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Speaking of being one with all creatures, the couple's daughters were too cute hanging out in the great outdoors with a cat and two deer in this September 2016 photo.

"They're all a bit curious 😍," Joanna captioned the image.

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They Have a Laundry System

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"Unpacking & loads of laundry both have a way of bringing things back to reality after a fun family vacation ⛱ 😎#homesweethomethough," Joanna captioned a too-real moment in March 2017.

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They're Expert Teeth-Pullers

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"Emmie loves when he makes her wiggly tooth even wigglier," Joanna explained with a photo of Chip helping their youngest child pull a loose tooth in April 2017.

"I love how tough she is and that she trusts her dad even though losing a tooth can be a bit scary. #toothfairyneedstoruntotheatm #thatsmilethough ❤️," added the proud mom and wife.

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They Know Family Is Always First

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"The best birthday surprise was waking up to the most amazing bkfst and a room full of all my favorite superheroes," wrote Joanna to caption a 2016 photo of her family sporting Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America and more masks at the table.

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They Play Fun Games

Joanna Gaines Shares Sweet Photo of Chip Gaines and Son Crew Playing Frogger Together
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The Gaines family clearly love their games.

"Doesn't get much better than Frogger on a Friday night 🐸," Joanna captioned an October 2022 post of her husband and her youngest son Crew playing the '80s arcade game while barefooted.

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