Why Kate Hudson Is Taking A ‘Genderless’ Approach When It Comes To Raising Her Daughter
Kate Hudson is taking her own approach to parenting styles and there is nothing wrong with that!
The actress, who just welcomed a baby girl in October, recently revealed her plans to take a “genderless” approach when it comes to raising her daughter.
The actress doesn’t know what her child will identify as just yet
This past fall, Kate Hudson and her partner Danny Fujikawa welcomed their first child together on October 2, 2018.
The actress announced her daughter’s arrival on Instagram with a picture of the baby’s name along with the simple caption, “She’s here.”
Hudson and Fujikawa wanted their daughter’s name to have special meaning. The actress took to Instagram to also reveal the name they picked out.
“We have decided to name our daughter Rani (pronounced Ronnie) after her (paternal) grandfather, Ron Fujikawa. Ron was the most special man who we all miss dearly. To name her after him is an honor,” Hudson said in the Instagram post.
Hudson has been very excited to welcome her baby girl into this world and has been patiently waiting to have another girl in the house.
Kate Hudson already has two sons from previous relationships, 15-year-old Ryder and 7-year-old Bingham.
When interviewing at AOL, the actress was asked how much different it is raising a little girl than raising a little boy. Hudson responded, “It doesn’t really change my approach, but there’s definitely a difference.”
“I think you just raise your kids individually regardless – like a[approach],” she said. “We still don’t know what she’s going to identify as. I will say that, right now, she is incredibly feminine in her energy, her sounds, and her way. It’s very different from the boys, and it’s really fun to actually want to buy kids’ clothes. With the boys, it was just like onesies … actually, I did pretty good with the boys. But with her it’s a whole other ball game. There’s some stuff that I’m like, ‘I can’t do that to her, because it’s so over-the-top.'”
Hudson credits her upbringing
Kate Hudson understands what it is like to grow up as the only girl in the family, which has helped actress be able to embrace fluidity in gender roles.
“I was a tomboy in a spinning dress,” she shared. “My middle brother [Boston Russell], who is closest to me in age, was basically my sister because I put makeup on him all the time, and I’d dress him up and he loved it.”
“But growing up as a girl with all boys, you end up with a thick skin. You really do,” said Hudon. “People say, ‘Oh, your brothers must’ve really protected you.’ And I’m like, ‘They threw me right into the fire!’ ”
Even though Hudson is raising her daughter the way she wants, her family is happy that she now has a daughter in a house full of boys.
“We’re really glad that she got [a daughter] and had an opportunity to have her,” Russell continued, adding of Hudson and boyfriend Danny Fujikawa, “We’re proud of Danny and the relationship that grew between Kate and Danny, the result being Rani Rose.”