Parenting advice comes from high places when you're a celebrity dad-to-be.

By Melissa Willets
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When you're about to become a first-time parent, everyone wants to give you advice, from your great aunt to the lady you just met in the grocery store. Of course, when you're John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, the advice tends to come from a slightly more famous set of folks.

Legend revealed on the Grammy Awards' red carpet Monday that President Barack Obama offered him his two cents on parenting: "He just said, 'Be prepared to be wrapped around their little finger as their dad.'"


Indeed, Legend and Teigen are expecting a little girl, and as a dad of two daughters himself, Obama clearly knows what the singer and model are in for. My husband, a dad of three girls, would very likely second the President's notion.

Meanwhile, Teigen shared that another star parent has been all about the advice, and not just recently. "Kim gave me advice [on fertility] even before we started." Yes, that's Kim as in Kardashian.

Between their families and their famous friends, I'm sure Legend and Teigen have heard their fair share of pregnancy and parenting advice. I'd caution them that it will only continue once their daughter is born. And hey, words of wisdom from those who've been there before is great, especially when you're a new parent.

But ultimately, you have to listen to your own instincts; that will guide you to make the right decisions more than anything anyone else can offer, even Bacack Obama!

What's the best and worst parenting advice you've ever received?

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.


Comments (1)

December 4, 2018
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