Gwyneth Paltrow Only Lets Her Children Watch TV In Spanish And French

18/09/2012 12:22 | Updated 22 May 2015
Gwyneth's TV rules leave daughter Apple feeling 'cross'PA

Oh dear, Gwyneth Paltrow really does not do herself any favours when spouting forth on her parenting prowess, does she?

Not content with having previously waxed lyrical about how she lets daughter Apple play truant from school 'just to be with her', and how she allowed her to have her ears pierced at the age of five because all her friends did, she has now revealed her television rules for her two children...

Speaking to Instyle magazine, Gwyneth explains that she does not ban Apple and Moses from watching the box, but that they are only allowed to watch Spanish or French language shows.

This, Gwyneth revealed, left Apple feeling 'cross'.

We can imagine it would...

"When I'm in France, I go to [Boulevard] Beaumarchais and buy all their cartoons," she added, perhaps in a bid to not seem like the most Victorian parent ever.

What IS it with this woman? We all know that too much telly is not a good thing, but really, what harm could there possibly be in letting young children (Apple is eight, Moses six) watch their favourite TV shows in their native language, so that it is FUN rather than pseudo-educational?

What do you think? Is Gwyneth right, or is this just over-the-top Tiger-mom behaviour?


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