The fact that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are both big stars in Hollywood and that you are their only child almost guarantees that you will be born rich. But Suri Cruise, who is 16, seems to have grown up into a well-rounded, down-to-earth teen who is almost ready to become a strong, independent young woman. After her divorce from Tom in 2012, her mother became a thoughtful parent who knew how to protect her daughter from the pressures of Hollywood while also making sure she stayed in touch with the real world. The main reason why this is true is because of this.

Hiptoro admires Katie for being able to raise a caring child who, despite living a privileged life, values giving back to the community and spending time with her family more than enjoying the luxuries that come with it. Here are some of the things the actress did to give her daughter a good start in life.

 

Suri Cruise was still bottle-fed at 3.

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise

A pediatrician says that once a child turns one, they should stop using the bottle. Also, by the time they are 9 months old, they have “the physical development and mouth coordination needed to be able to drink out of a sippy cup or a cup with a straw.” This skill lets them use a straw to drink from a cup. Suri Cruise was still breastfed by her mother when she was three years old, even though this had been criticized in the past.

 

No more designer outfits.

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise

Even when she was only three years old, Suri Cruise was known to have a wardrobe that was worth an estimated $1 million. This young girl liked to dress up in girly designer clothes, handbags, and heels, and she was known as one of the most stylish kids in the entertainment business.

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Things seem to have gotten better for Suri after her parents split up and she moved to New York with her mother, Katie. It was said that Mama stopped wearing clothes designed by designers and even gave back gifts and loans from designers that she didn’t ask for.

 

She used to wear makeup at 5.

Suri Cruise

Suri has always had a strong love for makeup, which she started using when she was young. Her clothes are fancy and expensive, and she has a lot of them. In fact, she was often caught on camera wearing lipstick before she was 4 years old. Right before her 5th birthday, she was seen shopping for makeup and trying some of it on. Another thing that led to this change is the fact that Suri no longer lives with her father. A source revealed,

All that inappropriate dress-up and makeup was down to Tom.

 

She grew up in a safe place where she was never the center of attention.

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise

Even though both of Suri’s parents are well-known actors, she doesn’t seem to get much attention from the media. In fact, we don’t see much of the teenager on her mother’s social media platform, except for very brief glimpses every now and then. Katie once told someone something by saying,

Every parent is challenged by social media and the internet.

She added,

I think, for me, it’s just limiting the amount of time for myself and for my child.

So, this overprotective mother would rather have her daughter spend as much time as possible in Ohio, where the actress was born and where her grandparents and aunts can raise her away from the bright lights of Hollywood. It was reported that

They are a close-knit family and have done everything they can to be there for her and to help with her upbringing.

 

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Together with her mother, she does service work in the community.

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise

Even though Katie was born into a very privileged family, she made sure that her daughter Suri didn’t become emotionally disconnected from the world around her. She did this by teaching Suri a strong moral code. This meant being physically and emotionally involved in helping others by doing a lot of volunteer work, like going to Greece together in 2019 to help out in a refugee camp.

We can only guess, but we think that the time the mother and daughter in this story have spent working together on humanitarian projects all over the world has helped them become close. And Katie herself admitted,

I enjoy volunteering with my daughter and hearing her point of view and listening to her suggestions on how we can help.

 

Suri Cruise has to do chores.

Even though Suri Cruise had a lot of help and people who were willing to make her life easier than it would have been otherwise, she couldn’t get away with being lazy and spoiled. In fact, Katie once said that they have a very strict schedule at home and that even their young daughter, Suri Cruise, is responsible for a number of tasks every day. The mom noted,

She has to make her bed, she has to take her dishes to the sink, she has to put her clothes in the laundry.

 

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It was a weekly thing for Suri Cruise to go to mass.

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise

Suri was first taught at home, but later she went to a Catholic school. She didn’t have to follow in her father’s footsteps as a Scientologist as her older half-siblings did, so she didn’t have to go to a Scientology school as they did. She went to a strict Catholic high school where she had to go to mass every Thursday. This was part of the school’s high academic standards.

 

Mother and daughter quality time.

At this point, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the mother and daughter team puts their family responsibilities above everything else and has a very close relationship. And that means spending as much time as we can with each other and doing our usual things, just like the rest of us. Katie said that the two of them have spent most of their time together over the past few months watching old Hollywood movies, cooking meals together, and making quilts with their sewing machine.

 

Do you think Katie did the right thing by keeping Suri out of the public eye while she was growing up?