Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Parenting Style: 19 Tips to Try With Your Own Brood

'Parenting gurus' may not be the first thing you think of when Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt come to mind, but there's a lot we can learn from how the couple parents their kids (20 Photos)

Kathy Ehrich Dowd on Feb 7, 2013 at 11:49AM

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Sure, the gazillionaire A-listers could buy their kids the moon, but they encourage them not to drown themselves in useless junk -- especially when they travel. "The kids have got their stuff down to one backpack, and they're each responsible for their own bag. Mom does the packing; she's quite gifted at that. Puts in just what we need -- nothing extra," Brad told USA Weekend in 2011.

What the experts say: "Keeping it simple helps kids learn that they don't need to rely on external gratification to be happy," says Breuner.

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