Candace Cameron Bure may be a celebrity, but in many ways, she is different from the cookie-cutter mold that people think of when they picture a star. For starters, she and her husband, Valeri Bure, have been married for over two decades (an impressive achievement, but even more so, considering Hollywood’s track record when it comes to love), and together, they are raising three children, Maksim, Lev, and Natasha.
Candace is also the first to admit that she is a strict parent, and she’s not raising her children to be her best friend, but rather she’s teaching them how to be good people. And they’ll also be prepared for the real world because they are required to do chores and live in a household where there is restricted access to technology and a lot of importance placed on homework! Below are 20 rules Candace Cameron Bure makes her family follow.
20 If You Live In This Household, You Stick To The Curfew (Even If You’re 18)
Candace Cameron Bure has a beautiful family, but she is also a strict parent, and her rules include setting curfews for her children — according to an article on TheTalko, this includes her daughter, Natasha Bure, who is over 18.
She told Modern Wellness Guide (via BabyGaga), “if they aren’t home by curfew, they will not have access to the car for several weeks or be able to hang out with friends until that period is over."
19 Candace Cameron Bure Knows There Is No ‘Right’ Way To Parent Her Children
There is no magic parenting strategy that works on every child because every child and every parent is different. Candace Cameron Bure knows this, and she expressed her views in an interview with Today Parents.
"Different things work for different people," she explained. "Every life is different. No two people have the exact same experience…”
18 There Is No Such Thing As Second Best For Cameron Candace Bure, And She Wants Her Children To Be Winners
Candace Cameron Bure wants the best for her children, and she requires them to be fully invested in everything they do. She told the Rachel Ray Show that her family motto is simple: “Excuses are for losers.”
That may seem harsh, but she explained that what it means is that they need to work hard. “Don’t make excuses — it’s okay to fail, but do your best, and work hard and try,” she said.
17 She Adds Her Kids, And Their Friends, On Social Media, So That She Can Keep Her Eye On Them
Some moms allow their children to have access to social media, depending on their age, but a requirement may be that they need to “friend” them so that they can monitor their content. Candace Cameron Bure does this, but she goes one step further and also adds her children’s friends.
"I'm also an online 'friend' with as many of my kids' friends as will accept me,” she told LifeWay. “This helps me form a better opinion of the people my kids want to hang out with and what those kids are like outside of parental supervision.”
16 She Doesn’t Parent To Be Best Friends With Her Kids, But To Make Them Good People
When you grow up, you may find that your mom or dad becomes more of a good friend than a parent, but as a child, you needed structure and rules in place. Candace Cameron Bure doesn’t parent to be besties with her children, but to make them good, well-rounded people.
“My goal as a parent is not to make my kids happy, but to guide them to be respectful, curious, responsible, resilient, kind, giving and thoughtful adults,” she told LA Parent.
15 The Secret To Her Successful Marriage Is To Put Her Spouse On A Pedestal
Hollywood is not exactly known for successful marriages, and, unfortunately, we read reports about celebrity couples calling it quits all too often. That is not the case with Candace Cameron Bure and her husband, Valeri Bure.
The couple has been married for over two decades, and Candace told Us Weekly that the secret to their success is to “put your spouse on a pedestal.”
14 But She Is Also Content To Let Her Husband Be The ‘Ruler’ Of The Household
When speaking about her marriage, Candace Cameron Bure also made some comments which many people felt were controversial. She previously referred to her role in the marriage as “submissive,” and then decided to clear up that comment in an interview with Yahoo! saying, “We work together but I don’t want to dig my heels in and I have no aspirations to be the ruler of my family.”
13 She’s Super Strict When It Comes To What Her Kids Can Watch On TV (And ‘Full House’ Is The Number One Option)
Some parents have a tough time making decisions that will not make them popular in their children’s eyes, but Candace Cameron Bure has no problem admitting that she is a strict parent, and it seems one with plenty of rules! According to TheTalko, this includes restricted television access, and although there are shows they can't watch, Full House is approved!
12 Candace Cameron Loves To Communicate With Her Children, And Will Talk To Them Every Day
Candace Cameron Bure feels it's important to have an open dialogue with her children, and she wants them to be able to approach her if they need to talk. “It’s so important to engage with your kids constantly,” she told People. “I talk with them nonstop from really kind of intense and deep conversations to the fluffy stuff and the day-to-day.”
11 She Believes Her Faith Serves As The Backbone Of Her Marriage
Candace Cameron Bure has spoken about her parenting strategies and her marriage several times in the media, and when it comes to her marriage, she believes that their faith serves as their foundation. She told People that the “glue” in her relationship with Valeri Bure is their faith, and when they have arguments or find themselves in compromising situations, they refer back to it.
10 Caring About The Community Is Important, And She Makes Her Kids Volunteer During Holidays
Candace Cameron Bure cares about others, and although she and her children are fortunate, she wants them to be mindful of how they can give back to the local community. She touched on this in an interview with LA Parent, saying, “For the last five years, my family and I have been volunteering at a local homeless shelter on Christmas morning.”
9 Candace Is Definitely A Strict Parent, And Her Daughter Will Tell You So!
The Bure family is very close, and the way that Candace Cameron Bure raises her children is of interest to many people. And it’s not just Candace who feels she’s strict, but also her daughter, Natasha Bure.
In an interview with Justine Magazine, Natasha said that her parents are “more strict than a lot of my friend’s parents.”
8 Apparently, Respecting A Man Is What Love Is All About
For Candace Cameron Bure, it’s important to show her husband that she respects him, and she explained her views on marriage to Yahoo!. “When a man feels respected, that is love to him,” she said, before going on to note an example of how her husband does the majority of the cooking in the household, and she reminds her children to say "thank you," and she is vocal about how she appreciates it.
7 In This Household, Consistency Is Important, And So Is Keeping A Schedule
Consistency is important in the Bure household, and although Candace Cameron Bure may not be cooking most of the meals, she makes sure she is back for them. In an interview with JustMommies (via BabyGaga), she discussed her children’s routines, and how they were “consistent” during the school year. She also highlighted the importance of eating a meal together as a family.
“The one thing that doesn't change is I am home by six o'clock or seven o'clock for dinner,” she said.
6 Growing Old With Her Husband Has Added A New Dynamic To Their Relationship
Relationships continue to evolve, and after being together for more than two decades, we can imagine that many things have changed for Candace Cameron Bure and Valeri Bure, but for the better.
Candace took to social media to share her thoughts on her relationship, writing about how “There really is something special about growing old together,” and that she loves her husband even more now than on their wedding day because she knows him better.
5 Candace’s Children May Have A Famous Parent, But You Better Believe They Do Their Own Chores!
Candace Cameron Bure may be a celebrity, but she chooses to raise her children with as much normalcy as possible, including requiring them to do chores. The chores, according to Moms.com, are pretty standard and include helping to make meals, taking out the trash, doing the laundry, and cleaning their rooms and bathrooms.
4 Homework Comes First, And She Makes Sure Of It!
Candace Cameron Bure restricts access to technology during the week because there are other things that are more important (besides, there’s time for that on the weekend).
According to People, she said: “We turn off the TV, video games and computer — except for homework — during the week. The TV's reserved for Friday night, Saturday and Sunday just because that's the time to do homework…”
3 Candace Cameron Bure Knows What Being A Celebrity Entails, But She’s OK With Her Children Following In Her Footsteps
Candace Cameron’s sons, Lev and Maksim, have not shown interest in the entertainment industry, at least not yet, but her daughter, Natasha, has expressed interest in becoming an actress, and Cameron doesn’t mind her following in her footsteps.
“She’s done a few commercials,” she said of Natasha, according to People. “She’s auditioned for some movies and shows, so I’m letting her pursue that. I’m OK with it.”
2 She’s Parenting Teens, And They’re Not Allowed To Post Certain Things On Social Media
Any parent who has raised (or is raising) teenagers will probably tell you it’s not easy, and most of us can look back at our teen years and admit we were a little too sassy or made poor decisions at some point during that time. Candace Cameron Bure is also raising teenagers, and when her daughter, Natasha, was a teen, she had some strict rules for her use of social media.
“Natasha's photo rules include no puckered lips or posed bathing suit pictures,” she told LifeWay.
1 There Are Some Rooms In Their House That The Kids Do Not Enter If The Door Is Closed
The Bure children know that if their parents' door is shut, they better not enter! This rule is in place to avoid awkward encounters between her children, and her alone time with her husband, Valeri. That, and to show respect for their parents.
BabbleTop reported on the rule, stating that Cameron has a “knock first” policy, and her children are then required to wait for an answer before entering.
Sources: BabyGaga, TheTalko, Today, Rachel Ray Show, LifeWay, LAParent, Us Weekly, Yahoo!, People, Justine Magazine, Candace Cameron Bure Instagram, Moms.com, BabbleTop.