Pink Named 'Most Beautiful Woman' & She's Earned It With Her Label-Free, Gender-Neutral Parenting

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Pink American Music Awards 2017
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Pink may be one of the most outspoken and beloved celeb moms out there right now, so it's heartening to see that People is celebrating the entertainer by putting her on the cover of its 2018 Beautiful Issue. In her sit-down chat with the magazine, Pink opened up about her parenting style, which is aspirational to say the least. 

  • As fans know, Pink and her husband Carey Hart are parents to two kids: Jameson Moon, 15 months, and Willow Sage, 6½.

    And the singer explains that despite her parents' bringing her up with a "free-range" style, she's a fan of attachment parenting. "Yeah, I believe in affection," she told People. "I believe in needs being met and faith being implemented, and I believe in letting your kids know they can count on you, and that you'll be there. My parents obviously did not believe in that and I worked out okay. I always tell Willow, 'I'm going to teach you the rules so that you'll know how and when to break them.'"

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  • She also discussed how she's raising her kids free from labels.

    Although much has been made about Pink's raising Willow and Jameson "gender-neutral," that's a label in and of itself, she points out. "I feel like gender-neutral is in itself a label and I'm label-less," she explained. "I don't like labels at all so I believe that a woman and a girl can do anything. And I believe that a boy can do anything. So I have boys that flip dirt bikes and I have boy friends that wear dresses. It's all okay to me. It's whatever floats your boat. So that's the kind of house that we live in."

  • Back in 2017, Pink shared a heartwarming story that illustrates what this "label-free" parenting looks like.

    Pink and Willow
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    Accepting the Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs, Pink spoke of a conversation she had with her daughter about different types of beauty. 

    "I said to [Willow], 'Do you see me growing my hair?' She said, 'No, mama,'" Pink mentioned during her speech. "I said, 'Do you see me changing my body?' 'No, mama.' 'Do you see me changing the way I present myself to the world?' 'No, mama.' 'Do you see me selling out arenas all over the world?' 'Yes, Mama.' 'OK! So, baby girl. We don't change. We take the gravel and the shell and we make a pearl. And we help other people to change so they can see more kinds of beauty.'"

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  • How fitting that after sharing that amazing story about defining beauty for Willow, People magazine is honoring Pink in its Beautiful Issue.

    It's this kind of parenting that makes Pink so admirable, aspirational, and yes, beautiful -- inside and out.

  • Not that she has it entirely figured it out.

    Pink revealed to People that despite giving it her absolute all -- which is, you know, one of those things moms do! -- she isn't exactly 100 percent confident about her parenting strategies. "The thing about parenting is you never know if anything you're doing is working," she shared. "That's been the most humbling thing for me. In my head, I sound amazing and then I turn around and her eyes are completely glazed over. I have no idea. We'll see."

    From what we can tell, she's doing, well, beautifully!

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