Celebrities have such large platforms to share their insights with the world, and as a result, their fans accept their advice without question. Sometimes the advice is questionable, but other times it’s actually quite helpful. Celebs who are also parents often share parenting tips and in the case of Sarah Michelle Gellar, this recent tip she shared may actually be helpful to you.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Cruel Intentions star Sarah Michelle Gellar, who’s also married to former co-star Freddie Prinze Jr., recently shared parenting advice about teaching children about wastefulness and accountability. Essentially, if her kids neglect to finish their meal, she actually makes them pay money!
“My daughter was doing this thing lately where she was asking me for a cup of milk and not drinking it,” said Gellar. “So I told her that every time she’d ask me for a cup of milk and not drink it, I would take a quarter out of her piggy bank. Someone has to pay for that milk.”
What we love about this is that Gellar is a wealthy celebrity, so she could’ve easily taken a different route and allowed her child to grow up without learning the value of money. But Gellar wants her children to be held accountable for their actions, and this will give them some dose of reality even though they’re being raised somewhat financially privileged.