She told Harper’s Bazaar magazine that she tries her best to bring a sense of normalcy to her kids’ lives. Gwyneth said she’s hands-on with Apple, age 7, and Moses, age 5. She takes them to school, cooks dinner for them and plays with them.
She also told the magazine: “We all get in the tub together.”
A comment which has raised red flags across the internet, and has everyone asking the big question: is it normal to bathe with your kids? And spawning tabloid headlines like “Gwyneth Gets Naked With Her Kids!”
For starters, lets not equate bathing with your child to some kind of sick molestation. That’s just crazy.
Secondly, Gwyneth Paltrow has always been an easy target: she’s tall, blue-eyed, blonde, has an awesome body post 2 kids; she’s super wealthy and to top it off she seems like a genuinely nice person. Sigh… Add to all of that a seemingly-close relationship with her family and a stellar acting career and of course this mom is going to have her fair share of haters.
The real problem is that Gwyneth is a good mom. One who has her priorities in the right places…
Don’t you hate when that happens?
No matter what she does or says, Gwyneth can’t escape criticism—which is why her otherwise harmless comment about how she bathes with her children has the web up in arms.
As with all parenting styles, there will always be someone out there to tell you that what you’re doing isn’t the “right way.”
Sure, there are some who are adamant that, as with breastfeeding, “once they can talk about it, it’s time to stop.” And some who would equate bathing with your child to some kind of sick minded activity—but in a family context, it’s not that big a deal! The truth is that bathing with your child is totally natural and people have been doing it since the beginning of time. People in today’s society have just become overly sensitive about nudity.
Of course the age of your child is going to be a factor at some point. But above all else, who cares if she bathes with her child or not! She’s a good mom.
What do you think: Is it okay for parents to bathe with their kids?