Chip and Joanna Gaines: Balancing Family, Fame, and Social Media for Their Kids

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 06/11/2024
Chip and Joanna Gaines, hosts of reality TV show "Fixer Uppers," have a mobile phone and social media policy for their five children. In an interview with "Today," the couple discussed their recent season, "The Lakehouse," and their 21st anniversary. They also discussed their marriage and family, and how "Fixer Uppers" started.

Hosting host Jenna Bush Hager discussed social media and mobile phone safety for children, with the parents stating that they have 18 years old before starting college and that the age limit allows them to teach responsible use of the platform without taking over their life. Ms. Gaines believes social media usage is too dangerous, especially for her girls, who are currently in their adolescent years. She urges her daughter to look up studies and data demonstrating the cognitive advantages of social media.

Mr. and Mrs. Gaines agree that it may be difficult to keep their kids off social media, particularly when all of their friends are using it. They have noticed that their children have not asked for phones or social media accounts very much in the last year, and they sometimes feel cut off from their friends who use social media.

In his closing remarks, Mr. Gaines emphasized the need to help their kids avoid social media until they are ready to move out of the house, as they do not benefit from it sooner. He said it could be better for them never.


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