Tony Robbins needs no introduction. As a motivational speaker and life coach, Robbins has expressed his opinions on different stages of life. Among those stages, his opinion on raising children is one of the most fascinating.

So, what’s that fascinating opinion of his? Keep reading to find out!

Robbins’ Unusual Take on Raising Children

In his 43-year career, Robbins has spoken about a wide range of topics from money management to facing ones' fears. But perhaps one of the most intriguing among them is his opinion on child-rearing. 

This view was brought to light during the motivational speaker's interview with Inc. on May 16, 2017. In the interview, he mentioned that the parents must be able to speak to their kids in a way that would help them increase their mindset.

He further stated that parents shouldn’t praise their kids by telling them how smart, beautiful, unique, perfect, or special they are, but instead, encourage them to focus on the hard work they did to overcome problems.

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The motivational speaker believed that if parents followed this, their children would shape-up into a person who gave importance to hard work, effort, and persistence. This, he emphasized, would help them in both personal and professional lives.

Furthermore, the philanthropist also believed that kids should learn and handle their family’s finances, no matter what their age.

On April 1, 2019, he even shared a post through which he gave other parents insight into teaching their kids to handle finances at home.

Your kids aren’t going to learn to handle their finances in school, so use these strategies to teach them at home no matter their age.

Does He Have Children?

Yes! The well-acclaimed author is a married man and is a father too. But the children he is father isn't his biological children with his now-wife.

Well, Robbins is married to Sage Robbins, whom he first met in 2000, while he was at a Hawaii motivational seminar. Mrs. Robbins' looks were enough for the author to fall in love with, and a year later, in 2001, they eventually shared the wedding vows in Fiji.

Since then, the married couple has always been together. Both of them are seen traveling the world together on Robbins' seminar tours.

Though the couple is married for over 19 years, they are yet to welcome any children of their own. 

Before his marriage with his current wife, Robbins was in a marital relationship with Rebecca "Becky" Jenkins. He married Jenkins in 1984 and adopted her three children from her previous marriage. 

However, after 16 years together, Robbins parted ways with her. Later, he revealed that the change in core values was the reason behind their split.

Furthermore, the American writer also has a biological son named Jairek Robbins, whom he welcomed in 1984 with his former girlfriend, Liz Acosta. Robbins' son, Jairek, follows in his father's footsteps and is now a fledgling performance coach and a motivational speaker.