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Parenting Advice Who do you turn to for parenting advice? Your own mother, your friends or other family members? Or maybe you look to celebrity parents for their thoughts on parenting? Angelina Jolie advises parents to let their children “express themselves,” while Gisele Bündchen feels all new moms should be legislated to breastfeed. Take a look through our list of 10 celebrities and their top parenting advice.

Move over Beyoncé. New Mom Jessica Simpson

New mama Jessica Simpson gave birth May 1 to daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson in a suite that includes salon services, a personal assistant and flatscreen TVs, sources confirm. It seems Jess and family enjoyed their new baby girl in a luxurious, threebedroom deluxe maternity suite at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, Calif. which reportedly costs $3,784 per day. Some of the suite amenities include a “mother’s assistant” who attends to the needs of you and your baby during your hospital stay, a stereo, a DVD player, full-sized bathtubs, complimentary chilled juices, basket of fresh fruit and muffins and an in-room refrigerator. There are also salon services offered ranging from mani-pedis to hair cuts and blow-outs.

• Angelina Jolie: Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie and her longtime love Brad Pitt are parents to six kids. And although they have such a big brood, their 5-year-old sure knows how to make headlines with her tomboy image! Angie has said that Shiloh is “fascinating,” and elaborated on the fact that her daughter dresses “like a little dude.” I would never be the kind of parent to force somebody to be something they are not,” Angelina said. “I think that is just bad parenting... Children should be allowed to express themselves in whatever way they wish without anybody judging them because it is an important part of their growth.” • Jennifer Garner: Jennifer became a mother-of-three earlier this week

when she welcomed her third child, son Samuel, with husband Ben Affleck. She is one of our favorite celebrity moms year after year, and when she talks about role modeling for her daughters Violet, 6, and Seraphina, 3, it’s easy to see why she gets the popular vote. “I try really hard to put my phone down [ever since] my daughter pretended to take something out of one of her little purses and was like, ‘I’ve got an email – hang on one second,’” Jen said.

• Mayim Bialik: We first loved her as Blossom, now we love Mayim Bialik as one of the most hands-on moms in Hollywood. The mom-of-two opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her views on attachment parenting, homeschooling and breastfeeding on demand until the child self-weans. When speaking about her new book on attachment parenting, “Beyond the Sling,” Mayim shared some advice for all parents. “All parents should receive at least a minimal education from doctors, nurses and all sorts of people in medical positions to understand why people make decisions that lead to choices like attachment parenting.” • Michael J. Fox: The father-of-four often speaks out on the importance of family. “Always be available to your kids,” Michael advised. “Because if you say, ‘Give me five minutes, give me ten minutes,’ it’ll be 15, it’ll be 20. And then when you get there, the shine will have worn off whatever it is they wanted to share with you. I’ve never gotten up to see something one of my kids wanted to show me and not been rewarded.” • Gisele Bündchen: Model mom Gisele has been known to speak her mind! Seven months after welcoming her son Benjamin with husband Tom Brady, the Brazilian beauty declared that breastfeeding should be made mandatory by law. “Some people here (in the US) think they don’t have to breastfeed, and I think ‘Are you going to give chemical food to your child when they are so little?’ I think there should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months,” Gisele said.

The happy mama posted a birth announcement on her personal website officially announcing her wonderful news. “Eric and I are elated to announce the birth of our baby girl Maxwell Drew Johnson,” she wrote. “We are so grateful for all the love, support and prayers we have received. This has been the greatest experience of our lives!!!”

Celebrity Moms Pregnant Under 30 Some say over 40 is too old for pregnancy, while others argue that under 30 is too young. Let’s take a look within Hollywood and see who has entered motherhood in their teens and 20s. Snooki: In the worst-kept secret in reality TV history, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, 24, recently confirmed that she is pregnant and engaged to the father, beau of one and a half years Jionni LaValle. And the “Jersey Shore” star and LaValle, also 24, know just what onlookers are thinking. “I have different priorities now,” the reformed party girl said. “I don’t care what anybody else thinks. As long as I know I’m ready and he’s ready.” Miranda Kerr: On January 6, 2011, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr, then 27, welcomed their first child, son Flynn. In our 4th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards, baby Flynn topped the charts as our favorite new tot in Tinseltown! [Flynn is] “the best thing I’ve ever done!,” Miranda gushed. “Every day it just gets better,” she added. Britney Spears: When pop princess Britney Spears was 22, she wed her second husband Kevin Federline. At the tender age of 23, Brit gave birth to her first child, Sean Preston. Just one year later, the “Oops!... I Did It Again” singer welcomed her second son, Jayden James. Brit has opened up about how motherhood has changed her life. “As a mother, the one thing that always goes through your head is, You’re never enough. You never can be enough—or do enough—for your kids.” Visit www.celebritybabyscoop. com for daily celebrity baby news!

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