Julia Fox is a muse, an actress, and now, a parenting specialist. Honestly, though, she shared some advice on TikTok that we can’t trash too harshly but have to admit, it’s interesting.
Toys Aren’t Necessary, Didn’t You Know?
The actress has over a million followers on TikTok and this week she shared with them some parenting hacks because don’t forget, she’s a mom too when she’s not wearing cut-up garbage bags and all denim, everything.
She shared that buying toys is such a waste of money, especially when it comes to her son Valentino that she shares with ex-husband Peter Artemiev. It’s just a way for parents to spend money.
The 32-year-old found that her kid flourished more when she allowed him to explore her interest alongside her. She even backed up her theory with a few words of wisdom.
Ms. Fox, School Teacher
The muse gave followers a little history lesson off the top, reminding them that kids can do stuff. “Hey guys I’m just come on here to remind you guys that the ice of childhood, the concept of childhood was only invented in the 18th century.”
She went on to share that, “prior to that, children were regarded as “little adults” and that’s why in a lot of old paintings children don’t look the same way that we show them today you know with the angelic features, they didn’t do that back then.”
Oh no, what should we do, Ms. Fox? “I think that the idea of childhood was invented to get parents to send a lot of money,” she says as she smirks her way through her theory.
Julia Fox Shares Parenting Hack
She bashes children’s toys for not really teaching your kids anything and aids in raising a kid that’s helpless and doesn’t know what to do.” Fox shared that the simple things around her home have been keeping her son entertained.
“I found that with my son, he doesn’t care for him toys and he’s actually more interested in like, what I’m doing.” So how does this help us? Fox says, “ I suggest everyone buy their kid a little mini mop, a mini broom, and start teaching them those life skills really young so that when they enter the real world they don’t have to outsource for everything and they know how to do things for themselves.”
Julia Fox’s Comments Went Crazy
The comment section of course blew up with mixed reviews from child labour laws to those who grew up that way. “Yesss Montessori! Kids are way more capable than we give them credit for,” wrote one followers.”
Another laughed accusing the actress of just “discovering Montessori” one more pointed out that her theory isn’t totally correct. “Giving kids toys that don’t necessarily have a purpose (to us) isnt “pointless”, it aids in their cognitive/physical development! Toys aren’t useless”
Where do you stand on the idea? Are you trading in your baby toys for a mop and broom?