No Junk Food, No Dating, No Phones: Are These Celebrities as Strict as Your Mom and Dad?
CHIP GAINES: I'M 'A DRILL SERGEANT SOMETIMES'
Gaines previously admitted to PEOPLE that he becomes more serious than his on-screen persona when it comes to parenting his and wife Joanna's five kids — newborn Crew, Emmie Kay, 8, Duke, 9, Ella, 11, and Drake, 13. "When I got to be a parent, I don't know what it is about it … I feel a little bit like a drill sergeant sometimes," Gaines said. "Some elements of my personality, as a parent, I'm not real crazy about." He and Joanna are also big proponents of one rule in particular: "We keep telling the kids they don't get a phone until they go off to college."
MAYIM BIALIK: 'I'M A FUN MOM'
"I grew up strict and that seemed to have worked to me," the Big Bang Theory actress told ABC News. As for how she parents her two kids — sons Frederick, 9, and Miles, 12 — Bialik revealed she is a healthy balance of lax and strict. "I'm a fun mom. My boys think of me as fun but I definitely have a lot of my parents' strong work ethic and emphasis on chores," she said. "When they ask for an allowance for their chores, I say, 'I don't get paid for my chores. I’m not paying you for yours.' "
WILL & JADA PINKETT SMITH: 'WE DON'T DO PUNISHMENT'
"We don't do punishment," the actor — who shares son Jaden, 20, and daughter Willow, 17, with wife Jada, and has a son, Trey, 25, from a previous relationship — told E! of the longtime couple's parenting philosophy. "The way that we deal with our kids is, they are responsible for their lives. Our concept is, as young as possible, give them as much control over their lives as possible and the concept of punishment, our experience has been — it has a little too much of a negative quality. So when they do things — and you know, Jaden, he's done things — you can do anything you want as long as you can explain to me why that was the right thing to do for your life."
JENNIFER GARNER: I'M 'PRETTY STRICT'
The actress recently told PEOPLE she's "pretty strict" when it comes to not letting her kids — Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6 — eat junk food. "I'm not worried so much about junk food, because we don’t have it in the house — although I don’t want to be a freak about it, so that they just want to get their hands on it at all costs," she revealed. "It's more that you just want to make sure they’re getting a rainbow of flavors and of foods."
JULIE BOWEN: 'THE LIMITS ARE SET'
"Being your kids' best friend is not always the best parenting choice," the Modern Family actress — and mom to sons Oliver, 11, John and Gustav, both 9 — told Working Mother. "It's not about everybody being happy all the time. It's about setting limits. In my house that makes my kids very unhappy, like tantrums-on-the-ground-twice-a-day unhappy. But the limits are set."
MADONNA: '[LOURDES] DOESN'T HAVE IT EASY'
A then-13-year-old Lourdes was not allowed to date, mom Madonna revealed. "No boys for Lourdes until she's 18 years old. She's a good girl, though," the singer said in 2007. "She doesn't have it easy. Late-night TV, junk food and mess are not tolerated in my house." She added: "My daughter has a problem picking things up in her room. So if you leave your clothes on the floor, they're gone when you come home."
CANDACE CAMERON BURE: 'WE DO SPANK OUR CHILDREN'
"I'm not afraid to admit it: We do spank our children," the Fuller House star wrote in a blog post for Christian Women Online. "We get much of our parenting information from the Bible — that's my heart source. There are several passages that refer to disciplining your child." The actress is mom to daughter Natasha, 19, and sons Lev, 18, and Maksim, 16.
TOM BRADY: 'I WOULDN'T SAY STRICT'
When asked if he considers himself a strict parent, the dad of three — to son Benjamin, 8, daughter Vivian, 5, and son Jack, 10 — revealed that he thinks there's a difference between being too tough and being consistent with rule enforcing. "I wouldn't say strict, but I’d say disciplined, because there are definitely times when they get over on their dad," he told PEOPLE, admitting he's not at all tough on Vivian. "No way. It's too hard — she’s too cute, and she just says, 'Dad, please?' and I say 'Okay,' " he confessed. "My wife always says, 'You gotta be tougher on her!’ and I say, 'I can’t.' "[Vivian's], like, half my wife, so you know … that's just the way it goes."