Joe Rogan quotes on parenting and tips for raising children

Joe Rogan has a very successful and famous career on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, but outside of his professional life, the 54-year-old has a wife and three daughters, whom he loves dearly.

On his podcast he opened up about how he grew up in an abusive home with a “scary” father and talked about the things he thinks parents should focus on when it comes to raising their own children.

Here are 9 rules that Joe Rogan thinks all parents should follow.

1. His children are allowed to hit him as hard as they can.

Before becoming a UFC commentator and podcast host, Rogan was a taekwondo champion.

“I went from a child terrified of conflict to a martial arts champion,” Rogan told Cigar Aficionado. “The reason I became a martial arts champion was because I was constantly harassed. I was like, I don’t like it. So I’m going to become what terrifies me.

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He shares this wisdom with his children, making sure they learn to fight and teaching them martial arts.

“My kids are allowed to hit me as hard as they can,” Rogan said. “I teach them – they take martial arts classes – but I teach them… It hurts.”

2. Men should not take paternity leave.

In October 2021, Rogan was talking to comedian Bridget Phetasy when the topic of Pete Buttigieg taking paternity leave came up.

The politician had recently had twins with her husband, Chasten, and had decided to go on paternity leave to care for the newborns.

“Isn’t it supposed to be for the person who gave birth?” Rogan asked before saying that the idea that “parents should have maternity and paternity leave at the same time is a little weird.”

Rogan doesn’t think paternity leave is necessary, despite the difficulty of raising children while managing a full-time career and the number of parents who could benefit from the freedom to take a career break to raise their children. .

3. Both parents should not have full-time careers.

At the same time, however, Rogan believes that both parents of children should not be working at the same time.

“People think they can have a kid and also have a career,” he said on his podcast. “And everyone has a career. Mom has a career, dad has a career, everyone has a career. And when do you look at the kid? Who watches the kid?

Rogan believes that if both parents pursue full-time careers, the child will have no one to watch or care for them.

Of course, many working parents don’t have the luxury of being able to afford stay-at-home parents. Likewise, people living in single-parent families know that sometimes there is no choice but to hand children over to child care when parents are trying to provide for the family.

4. You must be vulnerable with your children.

During his podcast episode with Theo Von, Rogan talks about his experience as a parent and the things that initially made him nervous.

“[I was] nervous about being vulnerable, nervous about loving something so much, nervous about having that kind of responsibility, nervous about all those things, you know? Rogan said. “It changes you.”

He goes on to talk about the kind of person you are before you became a parent that should evolve when you become one – you should be better.

Not only that, but becoming a parent means that you expose yourself to the possibility of spoiling the child or harming him – you have to be prepared for all of this.

5. You shouldn’t drink while trying to parent your child.

During an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan tells Al Madrigal the story of a time when he went to a party and there was a little kid who was hitting people (adults and children) and called losers while the father was drinking with the mother.

“Well, they go to parties and they drink and they leave the kids outside,” he says. “These parents in particular, they never look at the child. It’s, like, what they’re famous for, apparently, in their group.

He goes on to explain that they probably didn’t even want to be parents, and how the father apologized to him afterwards and showed no signs of changing the way he raises the child, referring to again the fact that he could drink as an escape from it all.

“Who knows why? You know, drinking because he doesn’t like being married. Drinking because he doesn’t like being a dad. Drinking because he doesn’t like being sober, who knows? he says. “But at that time…the sheer ignorance, incompetence and irresponsibility were so infuriating.”

6. Don’t just be your children’s parents, be their friends.

In the same interview, Rogan explains how he treats his children and treats them as equals.

“I look at them, I talk to them, I communicate with them,” he said. “I didn’t have a good childhood, so for me it’s important to be a good father and to spend as much time as possible communicating with them.”

He wants to be present in his children’s lives and wants to be there for them every step of the way since his father couldn’t offer him the same.

“Treating them like I’m not just their dad but also their friend and I care about them,” he said.

7. Do not give sodas and sweets to young children.

“I have a friend who keeps feeding his child sugar,” he continues in his conversation with Madrigal. “This kid only eats sugar all day.”

Madrigal explained how a problem it is when all parents give in to their child’s demands and let them eat whatever they want.

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“’He’s not eating, he’s not eating,’ I said, ‘What do you mean he’s not eating? He always eats cookies,’” Rogan recounts the conversation with his friend.

“‘He doesn’t want to eat his food, I have to give him something’, I say ‘No man. You have to tell him ‘you can’t eat the cookies. You have food, you have real food.

He tells how when he goes to his friend’s house he always sees the six-year-old child with a root beer or a full can of coke, and stresses the importance of feeding children real food and not to give them sugar and sweets. .

8. Don’t let electronics monitor your children.

Madrigal tells Rogan a story about a time when he was on a plane and he noticed that the parents of three children on the plane were seated in first class while the children were seated in economy class.

“They gave each of them iPads,” he continues, drawing an “Oh my God” from Rogan.

He says the oldest is either six or eight, then four and three.

“It’s a new world though,” says Rogan. “This world of electronic babysitters and a world of coaching kids and you walk into first class like you’re ignoring the kids.”

He goes back to the idea that it’s the career parents who don’t have the time or don’t care to raise their kids, “And the kids are just ‘What am I doing? student ?’ »

9. You will have unconditional love for your children.

During an episode where Rogan talks to Duncan Trussell, Trussell announces he has a baby on the way and talks about his experience of being around and standing next to a woman who has a baby growing inside her – how it is such a transformative experience.

“It’s love,” says Rogan. “It’s real love and it’s love where you know you’re going to be able to love your children unconditionally, in a very weird way, that it’s really hard [doing] with other people.”

He goes on to explain that your unadopted child is literally part of your DNA, it came from you and your partner and was formed inside one of your wombs.

“It’s a psychedelic thing,” he describes the process, explaining that the bond you have with your child because of it is unmistakable and beautiful and gives you a new appreciation for all life.

Although many of Rogan’s views are often seen as controversial, it seems like he has a compassionate understanding of what it means to be a parent and how to love his children.

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