Skip to comments.Chelsea Clinton’s Childhood: No Pizza, Cartoons on Weekdays
Posted on 05/07/2012 4:52:03 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Chelsea Clintons Childhood: No Pizza, Cartoons on Weekdays
Bill and Hillary Clinton were, it seems, just as strict setting rules for their daughter Chelsea as they were pushing for policies in Washington.
According to the only child, the former president and first lady vetoed sugary cereals, set a strict 30-minute per day limit on watching TV, and relegated pizza eating and cartoon watching to the weekends, Chelsea Clinton, now 32, wrote in the foreword of a parenting book about kids media consumption.
In our house, media had its place, Clinton says in Talking Back to Facebook, which was written by her former Stanford professor James Steyer. Media consumption, like meals, was a shared family experience.
Clinton said her familys dinner discussions frequently revolved around the news, movies, television shows and computer games, particularly about how the media was covering her parents, who for most of her elementary school life were the governor and first lady of Arkansas.
Those conversations helped me develop a broad and healthy skepticism about the media as well as a respect for its ability to empower or disempower people, Clinton writes in the book, which will be released Tuesday.
Clinton, who was 13-years-old when she moved into the White House, said she only secured precious permission to watch her first hour-long program, ER, as a teenager, but spent hundreds of hours playing old-school computer games like Oregon Trail and Carmen San Diego with her dad.
But however strict the Clintons were in restricting their daughters media consumption, they were just as firm in limiting the amount of exposure the media got to their former first daughter, keeping her out of the limelight as much as possible.
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They didn’t hand her condoms and tell her to have fun??
Because thats basically what they did to everyone else’s kids
They're deep into the practice of establishing serious rules.
I don’t believe it. Parents weren’t that paranoid back then. She may have been given a dump truck instead of a doll but TV and Sesame Street ruled.
She should sue her parents for ruining her childhood.
I’ll bet she could make enough to live for the rest of her life on that.
I will volunteer to be a jurist on that trial :)
Remember Chels wasn’t raised by BJ and Hildabeast.
They were far too busy investing in cattle futures and real estate deals and pursuing bimbos to worry about menial tasks like child rearing.
We got to find the nanny to get some real facts in this case.
"...and on Thursday evenings,backflips and the fine art of Frisbee catching"
I know that the discussion on this article isn’t going to go where I am about to go, but I’ll say it anyways. Just tonight I was talking to my 22 year old son and he told me that he thinks that the reason my kids all turned out so well is due in large part to the fact that we didn’t watch any TV when they were growing up. That and the fact that I made them read the classics every day for at least an hour during the summer. They started with the classics in the middle school years. It’s so funny because they complained to no end when I was making them do it, but they are grateful now that I made them.
I have a daughter who is 15 and not as motivated as they are and he told me that I need to take away her TV. Kind of funny to have my son telling me that.
Do as I say, not as I do?
A very very backward version, IMO
All while her parents cheat, lie and steal.
I call BS.
Even Bill Clinton, who'd previously received favorable treatment from the media, including the sh(tcanning of an explosive story of his affair with a teenaged intern, spoke out in 2008 about how the media was decidedly in Barack's pocket pushing his campaign.
But I suppose that Chelsea is whining over talk radio or some such "media's ability to disempower people". Damn you, talk radio!
*”NEWSWEEK has learned that Helen Dickey, Chelsea’s nanny from her Little Rock days, has landed a job-and a bedroom-at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Dickey, 22, earns $20,000 a year as a full-time “staff assistant” in the White House social office, according to Hillary Clinton’s Press Secretary Lisa Caputo. Dickey’s duties include “basic backup support,” like helping to plan parties and answering mail and the phones. Dickey says she is no longer Chelsea’s nanny, but Caputo acknowledges that Dickey does take care of the First Daughter “on occasion.”
*Drudge REPORT: MOTHER OF CHELSEA’S NANNY MOVED TO PENTAGON AFTER BEING NAMED AS
A White House aide was transferred abruptly to a job at the Defense
Department after she was named as a long-standing lover of President Clinton
in Paula Jones’s sexual harassment lawsuit, the LONDON TELEGRAPH reports in
early Thursday editions.
“Robyn Dickey, the former White House Director of Special Projects and
Special Needs, was appointed chief of the protocol office at the Defense
Department last November, days after her alleged affair with Bill Clinton
was raised in a deposition.”
Mrs Dickey, a divorcee now aged 50, handled finances for Clinton’s
presidential campaign in 1992; she accompanied him to Washington after his
inauguration. Her daughter, Helen Dickey, was Chelsea Clinton’s nanny and
lived on the third floor of the residence at the White House.
Well, the public schools are going to make sure kids without TV get corrupted too.
How many hours did William rack up playing Leisure Suit Larry?
I am with you on this one. I have kids who, thankfully, disregard TV today, but for fall football.
Bill Clinton didn’t use a condom with Monica. He practiced unsafe sex.
Why is this even news. Her parents are a couple of perverts and degenerates.
Dad is a alleged rapist and sexual predator and a traitor and a disbarred lawyer.
Mom is a disgusting unindicted felon for Lord knows how many crimes she committed in the 8 stinking years they were in our White House.
And now we get this “disciplinary” crap from Chelsea? Who the hell really cares. She should be totally ashamed of both of her parents for so many reasons. Golly . . . can’t the Clintoons just go away?
How is her hush money different than that paid by John Edwards to his on-staff floozy?
Bubba told her no pizza??? Talk about a “do as I say and not as I do” hypocritical Lib.
What the hell does BJ know? He wasn’t home. He didn’t raise that child.
It’s a distinction without a difference.
It’s a distinction without a difference.
>>She may have been given a dump truck instead of a doll but TV and Sesame Street ruled.<<
Only when parents actually raised their kids.
How many nannies did this kid have?
I believe it, some parents certainly were.
When Chelsea was allowed to have pizza, did Monica deliver it?
You got me, I guess the Clinton administration was outside the law. Someday historians will reveal it for the history making cesspool that it was, but that is many decade in the future.
On the contrary, the current occupant of the White House allows me to reflect fondly on the Clinton years. I'd love to go back to those halcyon 1990s when we all had jobs and the most troubling news out of Washington dealt with cigars and stained dresses.
Along with teaching 7 year olds about oral sex and glorifying it, along with masturbating in sinks.
She’s a Clinton. That means she is a liar.
No TV/movies and very restricted internet access is a good idea these days as long as there is also no public schools.
Heck I think a new rule should be created, no dating until your 18, then we won’t care. Be super protective until they are 18 and aren’t going to be on your conscious (or your moral dime) anymore.
They came close to wagging their tongues when Hillary posed a threat to Obama’s candidacy (the media even hushed up Edward’s scandal to keep him viable in the race and keep Hillary in a three-way race for delegates).
The Clintons were bought off in 2008 with Hillary’s promise of a cabinet position and returning Clintonistas to Washington in the Obama administration.
The bent one didn’t consider ‘door no. 2’ sex tho iirc. Which leads to this question: Why couldn’t the most powerful man on earth, the man with his finger on the nuke trigger.......rate anything better than a freakin’ spitter!!!??
I would think that at some point the tv news would have been too embarrassing for her to watch with her parents.
OLD joke: Hillary to Chelsea: “Are you having sex?” Chelsea: “Not according to Dad!”
She was the only one foolish enough to believe his cock and bull story about leaving his wife for her.
I know exactly what your are talking about. My kids regularly thank me for limiting their TV viewing to about an hour a week and encouraging them to read. They have the same policy with their kids and the result is my kids and grand children have very happy dispositions and thoroughtly endjoy life. I’m so proud of them all!
Hells bells, it’s now wonder why Bill told her she couldn’t have pizza.
Monica Lewinski was making the deliveries.
Yeah, I guess you're right.At least we knew where they were: Clinton was getting Lewinskied by Lewinski in the White House and Hitlery was cleaning up blood stains and stealing things from our White House. As long as slimy Bill was getting his cigars humidified and he and Hitlery were sharing the female interns, all was well.
Well other than Bill giving missile technology to the Chicoms for campaign donations.
Well, they didn't get my kids. I taught them myself.
I did! The streetlight was my friend back in the day! Thanks!
We also talked about the fact that three of my kids are boys (one girl) and that they could end up marrying women who won't raise them this way. He assured me that that wouldn't happen, lol. I hope he's right. I'd love to have the same joy you do in seeing my grandchildren raised with the same values and love of learning. How blessed you are!
Yes, football is big in our home, too. :-)
You mean cigar sex is not safe sex?