The Aussie actress has admitted that her parenting rules make her less than popular with her young daughters…

Nicole Kidman has admitted that her old-fashioned parenting rules often make her less than popular with her daughters Sunday and Faith. USA Today reports that the Aussie actress is determined to keep her children as grounded as possible, despite their life in the public eye, and has the full support of her musician husband Keith Urban.

Setting Boundaries

Nicole says that ensuring her girls stay off social media is central to her set of parenting rules. “They don’t have a phone and I don’t allow them to have Instagram,” she said of ten-year-old Sunday and eight-year-old Faith. “I try to keep some sort of boundaries.” Nicole believes her own upbringing and a strong belief in God has also influenced her parenting style. “I had a very Catholic grandmother and I was raised praying so that had a massive impact,” she said. “I wouldn’t say it’s absolutism…tolerance is the most important thing.” The family are known to attend church regularly as Nicole believes it reiterates to her girls the importance of not judging others.

Living The Southern Life

Living in Nashville, Nicole is reported to be a typical Southern mum in many ways. Both her children take music lessons, with Faith playing the violin and Sunday favouring the piano. Nicole also has frequent conversations with her daughters about the importance of female independence and empowerment, and the absence of this in many global communities. “We’re trying to educate about those things,” she said. “But it’s giving information gently and then guiding.”

While we’re not sure how long Nicole is going to be able to shield her girls from the lure of social media, we have to admire her determination to make them aware of their responsibilities and raise them in line with her own values and beliefs.

Do you believe in old-fashioned parenting rules or are they simply outdated? Share your thoughts in the comments.


  • I agree with her but it’s easier said than done. My kids didn’t get phones until 14 (high school).

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  • Not at all. Only my eldest 2 have a phone and didn’t get it till they went to high school. No phone, Instagram or other social media needed at primary school age kids.

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  • Great to see a celebrities wanting to raise their kids away from social media & the media spotlight.

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  • I agree – they are both way too young to being using any form of social media anyway.
    There are so many wonderful things to do and to learn and this age is perfect for developing new skills and talents.

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  • Nope she’s doing amazing. They shouldn’t feel the need to even have social accounts at that age. Well done to her

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  • I think it is a wonderful way to try to instil your values in your children. Both parents are on the same page as well.
    Considering how many young girls take their own life because of social media, why wouldn’t you try to stop them from being on it.
    Am so pleased my children grew up without this horrible social media curse.

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