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Tom Brady shares the most difficult part of raising children is teaching them about privilege

Tom Brady teaches his kids about privilege, one of the biggest challenges of parenting

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Not only is Tom Brady the GOAT and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ starting quarterback right now. Additionally, he is the father of three kids: one with his ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan and two with his wife Gisele Bundchen (12-year-old Benjamin and 9-year-old Vivian) (14-year-old Jack).

He has made over $300 million throughout his time in the NFL, and that number will only rise once he retires and begins his lucrative broadcasting career. However, he recently admitted that having money makes one aspect of life significantly more difficult: parenting.

Brady recently spoke about his concerns about raising kids in such a wealthy environment on the “DRIVE” podcast, which is hosted by Jim Farley, the CEO of Ford.

Brady stated, “I think it’s the hardest thing for us as parents.” He continued by outlining the type of life his family leads and how he wishes to instill in his children the idea that their way of life is not typical.

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“We have staff members who clean for us. People provide our food for us. If necessary, we can arrange for someone to drive us to the airport. When we exit the plane, there are people waiting for us, and we are ushered inside. That’s the world my kids experience, which makes it difficult to tell them, “Guys, this isn’t how reality truly is. What can we do about that?”

the development of “regular” encounters

Brady claimed that he and Bundchen make an effort to provide their children opportunities to engage in the typical activities that children undertake, but it can be challenging to do so.

Brady added, “Even though they’ll still have experiences that a lot of kids never do have, I think we can strive to build experiences that are more along the lines of what most kids go through. “Inventing those things is challenging as well. It would be difficult to announce, “Hey, we’re moving back to Portola Drive in San Mateo,” purely for reasons of privacy and other things, so I can’t say that.”

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As a father, there are many things that Brady is still learning. “The reality of being a parent is that I’ve made a lot of mistakes. But you just hope that you can expose them to enough experiences for them to understand that doing things that are chosen for Mom and Dad to make our life more easy is a treat and that not every child experiences it.”

Brady is right to be worried given the prevalence of reality shows that focus on the spoiled, atypical, and disconnected behavior of the wealthy offspring of famous individuals, businesspeople, and singers. He doesn’t want to rear children who are sheltered and disconnected from reality, or who might one day appear on one of those shows.

Brady is ultimately concerned about ruining his children, which is something every parent worries about. He wants to raise grounded children who are aware that the vast majority of people do not have what they do since he is obviously aware of how fortunate he is.

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