Britney Spears has come a long way in the last several years. The princess of pop is no longer making headlines for her shenanigans, but instead is focusing on her family and her role as a mother to her two boys, Sean Preston and Jayden James Federline. And it’s a role that she takes very seriously. Britney loves to share behind-the-scenes photos of her kids at home, just so her fans can get a glimpse of what her life is really like.
Yet, because Britney is one of the biggest pop stars in the world, she does set certain limitations on her family. Her family dynamic isn’t what you would normally expect. With that being said, here are 15 things that Britney Spears’ children are not allowed to do and five things they can do, just like so many other kids their age.
While there’s no doubt that they will one day recognize and understand what kind of major superstar their mother is, Britney is doing everything she can to make sure that her kids have a healthy and happy childhood. After all, it’s what any mother in her position would do, right? Take a look at our list below and let us know what you think!
21 Talking About The Past Is Probably Not A Good Idea
Britney Spears might be a huge household name thanks to her very successful popstar profession, but she’s seen more than her fair share of rollercoaster moments in her life. And because of everything that she went through in her past (including her meltdown and her marriage to Kevin Federline), talking about the past is probably not a good idea.
Luckily, it looks like Britney and Kevin are now working together in harmony. “The family is great,” Kevin said, according to People Magazine. “It’s been a long, long journey, but I think where both of us are now, we both have somebody else we’re happy [with]. Everything just works.”
20 They Can’t Skip Their Homework Or Goof Around At School
Britney revealed several years ago that she wants her kids to take their school work seriously; so much so that she even got math tutoring services for herself. That’s because she wants to be the kind of mom that helps her boys with her homework. Britney also regrets not getting a solid education herself. Because she was so busy with her stardom and everything else that was going on, she never considered going to college. Britney has said, “I think I had fun when I was younger. I was a pretty normal girl, a tomboy. But my 20's were [bad]. My 30's are much better for me. I’ve learned to get to know myself better.”
19 They Can Never Be In Public By Themselves
If there is one thing that both Kevin Federline and Britney Spears would never allow, it’s letting their boys be in public by themselves. After all, everyone knows that Sean and Jayden James’ mother is one of the most famous people in the world. Britney herself just can’t get up and walk out of the house without knowing someone will recognize her. It’s a fact that she has learned to live with. “I have these moments where I just want to dress up like a normal person and walk in the street. It goes through my mind quite a lot,” Britney once said.
18 They Can’t Read Any Of The Grocery Stand Magazines (Especially If Mom Is On The Cover)
We’re pretty sure that Jayden James and Sean Preston hit the grocery store with their parents or their caretakers on any given day, too. But if there’s one thing they are not allowed to pick up, it’s a grocery stand magazine, and especially if Britney Spears’ face just happens to be on the cover. Who knows what kind of salacious information might be in it, and that’s why Britney would rather have her boys read kid-approved books from their local Barnes and Nobles, instead. The magazines and blogs sure like to make up stuff about Britney, knowing very well that most of it is false.
17 They Can’t Use Their Mom’s Phone While Unattended
This is a rule that a lot of parents probably apply to their own kids. Britney Spears’ two boys are not allowed to use their mom’s phone while they are unattended. That’s because the last time they did so, they posted their own selfies on social media! We can only imagine the look on Britney Spears’ face when she found out about it. And while Britney hasn’t said anything about her boys owning their own phones yet, we have a feeling that she’s changed her password since that little incident. The last thing she needs to do is delete hundreds of selfies from her kids.
16 They Can’t Surf The Internet Without Filters
Knowing how much information about her is out there, Britney’s kids can’t surf the Internet without any filters put in place. Britney doesn’t want her kids to find out about some of the regrettable decisions she has made. “My life was controlled by too many people and that doesn’t really let you be yourself,” she explained in a new interview in a newspaper. “In that situation, when you’re not in control, you become less excited, and there’s less passion when it comes to music. I wrote back then that I was lost and didn’t know what to do with myself. I was trying to please everyone around me because that’s who I am deep inside. There are moments where I look back and think: ‘What the hell was I thinking?’”
15 They Probably Won’t Ever See Britney And Kevin In The Same Room Again
While things seem to be much better than they were several years ago, it’s still doubtful that Sean Preston and Jayden James will ever see their two parents, Britney Spears and Kevin Federline, in the same room again. While they do support each other with their co-parenting, they prefer to live separate lives because of everything that happened in the past. “Now you get older, you start looking at life a different way. Kids will make you do that. Age makes you do that on its own,” Kevin told People Magazine. “I enjoy my life now. I live in the moment with everything I do.”
14 They Don’t Do Social Media
While Britney Spears herself is very open when it comes to her social media posts, it’s doubtful that she would ever allow her two sons to have their own social media accounts. At least, not public ones. After all, Britney has seen a lot of criticism and scrutiny in her life. She would not want anyone pulling her boys down the same way she’s been pulled down all of her life. Britney is in the business to entertain her fans, but she also knows that she has to protect her kids from them, too. She’ll feature her boys on her accounts, but won’t allow them to have their own.
13 They Have To Obey All Of Their Mom's Rules
Britney Spears is very strict when it comes to her boys and their rules and regulations at home. Even though she’s given them a very comfortable life, she doesn’t want them to grow up spoiled, to say the least. That’s why she enforces their rules and has high expectations of them. She wants them to grow up with good manners and she also wants them to do the little things like pick up after themselves or make their bed. That’s what any good mama would expect, right? Britney is no different. She wants to raise good men who will turn out to be good partners one day.
12 They Can’t Watch Too Much Television
Britney is very much a mom when it comes to putting limitations on her kids, especially when it comes to screen time. Even though there’s a very good chance that they love playing Nintendo Switch games and the latest viral games online, Britney wouldn’t be happy seeing them play hours on end in front of their electronic devices. The same applies to television. One of their favorite programs is enough per day, along with a good and family-approved movie over the weekend. We wouldn’t be surprised if Britney’s 2002 movie Crossroads was in the lineup during their weekend movie nights!
10 Listening To Justin Timberlake Songs Is Probably Not A Good Idea, Either
Could you imagine Sean Preston and Jayden James listening to a Justin Timberlake song rather than choosing one of their mom’s hits instead? Yeah, we couldn’t imagine it, either! That’s probably why Justin’s songs are probably banned from the Spears household. Instead, Britney encourages her kids to listen to her songs. "My kids, they have been putting new remixes into my show and stuff... there is one of the new songs on the radio, and [my son is] like, 'Mom, that is so cool!'" Britney revealed to Entertainment Tonight. "So I'm putting all these different new songs in my show, so they are coming along."
9 They Can’t Go On Vacation Without Bodyguards
Security and safety are of the utmost concern for Britney Spears. She wants to make sure that her boys are safe at all times, no matter where they go. That’s why Sean Preston and Jayden James always have security nearby, even when they are traveling on vacation or visiting with their father, Kevin Federline. Britney Spears knows that she can’t take any chances. All it takes is a matter of seconds before something happens. That’s why she’s employed only the best to make sure there are always an extra set of eyes watching her kids, especially when she’s not around.
8 They Can’t Be Too Far Away From Their Mother (Especially When She’s On Stage)
Britney Spears has made it pretty clear that she likes to keep her boys close. That’s why when they are not at school, they often travel with their mother on her nationwide tours. They’ve also been backstage plenty of times during Britney’s most recent residency in Las Vegas. Even when Britney is working, she makes it a point to always spend time with them, no matter where she is or what she is doing. “My kids come first, always,” Britney told People Magazine in 2017. “There is nothing more rewarding than being a mom and watching my sons grow into young men.”
7 They Can’t Visit Their Friends Without Heavy Vetting First
While there’s no doubt that Sean Preston and Jayden James have plenty of friends from school, they can’t just go to anyone’s house or attend a sleepover at any given time. Their friends—and their families—are heavily vetted and for good reason, too. That’s because Britney Spears is one of the biggest names in the celebrity world. Everyone knows her. She wants to make sure that if her boys visit their friends, they are going to safe places. You never know if someone might have a shrine dedicated to Britney in their basement or several tatts of the singer’s face all over their backs.
6 They Have Extra Security At Schools
Just like so many other celebrities in her position, Britney Spears is very careful when it comes to posting about her boys and their whereabouts. She doesn’t do it in real time and she certainly doesn’t post their geo-locations, either. She’s also very super careful that her kids have tight security when they are in their classrooms at school. That’s why she never posts about the places they go until well after it happens. She wants to make sure that her boys are in a learning environment that they feel both safe and secure in. Plus, school attendance is very important to her!
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5 They Participate In Extra-Curricular Activities
Just like so many other kids their age, Sean Preston and Jayden James participate in extra-curricular activities. They have very active lifestyles. They love to dance, they love sports, and they love to participate in local soccer and basketball leagues. Britney Spears is even their biggest cheerleader. But it’s not like anyone is surprised, right? We’ve seen the pop-star attend plenty of their soccer games in the past while cheering near the sidelines. "They're really into skateboarding right now," Britney told ET Online in 2017. "They're not into celebrities -- they're into celebrity skateboard people. So mom's show business thing isn't really their interest."
4 They Celebrate Holidays With Mom And Dad
Contrary to popular belief, Sean Preston and Jayden James really do have very normal childhoods. They celebrate all the same holidays with their parents, even if they do it separately. For Britney, family time and tradition is very important to her. She wants her kids to have the same kind of upbringing she had before she became famous. Britney once told Mirror that parenting is “all about history. What we as mothers are doing is creating history with our kids that we can look back on. Whey they are adults I want my kids to say, ‘Mom worked so hard, but she was always there for us.'”
3 They Hang Out And Paint With Britney
Britney Spears might be incredibly busy with her schedule and her work demands, but she also makes a huge effort in being there for her boys when they need her the most. As a matter of fact, she likes to share behind-the-scenes photos of her having painting sessions with her boys. Talk about a fun way to make memories and relax, right? Painting is a hobby that she’s enjoyed for many years. "The balance between work and my personal life can be a challenge [as a solo mom]," she explains. "I always do my best to plan my schedule around my family whenever possible."
2 They Visit Theme Parks Just Like Other Kids
This really shouldn’t surprise anyone: Britney Spears is a huge Mickey fan. A lot of her fans remember her Disney days as a Mouseketeer alongside her old pals Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake. It’s no wonder that she loves to take her kids to theme parks such as Disney World like so many other parents! She loves making memories that last a lifetime with her sons. According to Marie Claire, Britney has said, “Today I’m at a better place in my life. My kids shaped my personality and filled me. They made me not worry about what was happening to me.”
1 They Eat Junk Food, Watch Netflix, And Have Lazy Weekends Just Like Everyone Else
And yes, Sean Preston Federline and Jayden James Federline eat junk food, watch Netflix, and have lazy weekends just like so many other kids their age. And why wouldn’t they? They are growing up with the kind of mother that anyone would love to have. Britney is someone who is not only kind, loving, and caring, but a mom who loves to kick back and have fun, too. She’s also very active with them and loves goofing around like a big kid. "I love watching them play sports and just running around with them," she says. "We have a lot of fun together. We love having a beach day together."
Source: People Magazine, Marie Claire, Us Weekly, ET Online, Brainy Quotes