Unlike some celebrity children, Cody and Cassidy have never been known to make headlines for the wrong reasons — a trait that can be traced back to their strict upbringing and strong faith. "We didn't live in L.A. or New York, which helped," mom Kathie Lee explained to Babble in 2010. "We lived in Connecticut, so the kids went to school with children whose parents are in other walks of life. They're not just surrounded by show-business people, which is healthy. [But] the most important thing I did was raise my children in a home with God," she continued.
"So often we leave God out of the equation of our lives and we wonder why we're not happy or fulfilled or we don't feel like we belong. My kids have been raised to understand they're not the center of the universe. They don't have a sense of entitlement, which so many rich kids do, but rather, of obligation… to bless others." In 2017, she also admitted, "We don't say 'proud' in our family, we never have."
Thanks to this, the mom of two believes her kiddos are "growing up to be wonderful human beings, and that's my job as a parent. God makes children beautiful on the outside but it's a parent's job to make them beautiful on the inside," she added. "It's our job as parents to try and teach them how to love, give and forgive."