Make no mistake, Victoria Beckham doesn’t let her kids walk all over her. She takes a clue from her own childhood when it comes to parenting her three boys — Brooklyn, 11½, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 5½.
“We’ve always been very strict with the kids. That’s the way David and myself were brought up,” Victoria says in the November issue of Marie Claire.
But, Victoria and David also know when to set aside the rules and have fun with their kids, adding “…they’re free spirits as well. They laugh. They joke. They have fantastic personalities. I love hanging out with them.”
Victoria even came up with a creative way to teach her kids about American money — over breakfast! “I had Post-Its all over the breakfast cereal. On the bread. On the milk. I got a box of fake money from Toys ‘R Us,” she muses.
“I told them at 6 a.m., ‘We’re going to learn about American money. I’m going to make you buy your breakfast.’ I hand them all a bit of the money. They were all just waking up and going, ‘Mum, we just want our Coco Puffs.’ And I’m going, ‘Coco Puffs! Cost one dollar twenty!’”