Five Parenting Lessons the Show Teaches Us

Who knew that some of the world’s top supermodels could not only work the runway, but also offer up quite a few parenting tips? Now, we know they can, thanks to one of Lifetime’s newest shows, Growing Up Supermodel.

The show follows seven celebrity children, including the daughter of Beverly Peele, who has graced the cover of more than 250 magazines, and Shanna Moakler, Miss USA 1995, as they try to make a name for themselves in the world of modeling. Also appearing alongside Cairo Peele and Atiana De La Hoya are Faith and Cambrie Schroder (daughters of Ricky Schroeder), Arissa Le Brock (daughter of Kelly Le Brock), Janis Ostojic (son of JD Ostojic), and Jake Moritt (son of Krista Allen).

So, what exactly have we learned from the parents of these aspiring stars? Here are 5 parenting lessons Growing Up Supermodel teaches us.

No one gets a free ride.

It’s easy to assume that being the child of a celebrity would make it much easier to break into the modeling industry. That’s not the case, according to Shana Moakler. Although your name might open the door, everyone still has “to go out and prove to people your talent, your worth.” Parenting lesson learned: All parents should make sure their children know there is no such thing as a free ride. Everyone has to prove themselves to others. 

There are positives to staying out of the spotlight.

When Kelly Le Brock divorced Steven Segal in 1996, she packed up everything and left Hollywood, choosing to live with her children “up in the mountains, in the middle of nowhere.” Here, she and her children were happy living as farmers without a TV. Parenting lesson learned: Parents should teach their children that not everyone has to stand out. It’s perfectly okay to be content while living a quiet life. 

You have to make your own mark on the world.

Similar to what we’ve learned from Shana Moakler, Ricky Schroeder was quick to tell his girls that having famous parents can only open so many…

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