Talk show star and actress Kelly Ripa has three children with her husband, Mark Consuelos. These are 21-year-old Michael, 17-year-old Lola and 15-year-old Joaquin. And while that may be perfectly ordinary, much has been made in the media about Kelly’s parenting style. So is she too strict with her kids, or is she simply taking unpopular but appropriate steps? Well, you can be the judge as we look at 20 rules she says her children must follow.
20. Prevention is better than cure
Having a sick child can be awful, so Kelly goes all out to prevent that from happening. “My house is like the CDC. I’m all about containment,” she told WebMD in 2008. “We keep things really clean, really neat. The rooms are hydrated with humidifiers. When Michael was first in school, I had pinkeye six times that year. Now, it’s prevention, prevention, prevention. We do supplements, probiotics, you name it.”
19. Television time is strictly limited
Both Kelly and Mark are on television, but they still reportedly don’t let their kids watch much of it. It’s even been rumored that Kelly insists that her children only have one hour of TV during the weekends. The rest of the time they’re apparently supposed to find other ways to entertain themselves. But that would mean that they’d miss their dad’s hit TV show, Riverdale.