Chip and Joanna Gaines Reveal Their Surprising Parenting Styles


Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines' lives seem to revolve around their adorable children. In a recent interview, the couple revealed just how different their own individual parenting styles really are.

The Gaines say that they both play completely different roles as parents. Chip is more strict on his children, calling himself the "drill sergeant" of the family. However, Joanna tends to take more of a relaxed approach with their four kids.

"It's funny, I'm a little more laid back than I thought I'd be," she recently told People Magazine.

The couple says that the area they most differ on is TV time. While Chip insists that the kids go out and play instead of playing video games, Joanna says she doesn't care much about that area.

"I think I'm like, a quarter Amish," Chip said jokingly. "I've got some glitch in me [where] I don't like normal technological advances."

While the couple seems set in their ways now, they do predict that their roles will reverse as their kids get older. Joanna says that she is already dreading the day when her children are old enough to date. However, Chip seems excited about that time because he remembers how great that time of life was for him as a kid.

"I want my kids to date, I want them to go out," he explained. "I just remember great experiences as a kid, you know? Driving your car for the first time, picking up a young lady on a date for the first time. All those were little milestones to some extent."

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Regardless of their particular parenting style, the Gaines definitely have their hands full. With four kids under the age of 12 in the home, they aren't likely to have a quiet moment very often. But, I'm sure that these kids will grow up knowing how much their parents love and care for them.

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