Imagine yourself as a toddler, child, adolescent, and teen. If you’ve already been there, remember your college and early workforce years. Remember the temper tantrums, arguments about vegetables and dress code, the fight after the first time you broke the rules at 16, whether or not you needed to clean your room, abide by curfew, and the expectations for strong grades and a solid social reputation. And then think about the parents who put up with it.
If that wasn’t enough of a challenge, imagine them acting as your caretaker, idol, enemy, source of discipline, and personal ATM all in the public eye. In the lives of celebrity parents, it’s an understatement to call that “pressure.” Yet there are always the respected few who parent successfully, with minimal criticisms and relatively normal children. Here are TheCelebrityCafe.com’s favorite public parents.