Parenting advice from Kate Hudson, Kyra Sedgwick and Kelly Preston
Despite the glitz and glamor of Hollywood — in some aspects, celebrity parents are just like everyone else — they have their own ups and downs and need time to themselves. In Cindy Pearlman’s book What They Know About … Parenting, celebrities give their advice to fellow parents out there. One of the celebrities offering advice is actress Kate Hudson.
Make sure to take time for yourself every day. Even if you have to lock yourself in the bathroom for two minutes, do it. It’s our nature as women to take care of everything and forget about ourselves. It’s important to be present and strong for your kids, and to do that, you need some breathing space.
Kate, 28, is mother to son Ryder Russell, 4, with ex-husband Chris Robinson.
Continue reading to see what advice actresses Kyra Sedgwick and Kelly Preston have to offer.
The Closer’s Kyra Sedgwick, 42, is married to fellow actor Kevin Bacon and mom to Travis, 18, and Sosie, 16, and her only advice is to make sure your children are heard.
Raising children, for me, was really about listening. I put myself in their shoes for a minute and really tried to imagine myself at that age. I always want my children to know that they’re heard.
Kelly Preston, 45, loves having fun and incorporates that into raising son Jett, 15, and daughter Ella, 7 ½. Dad is actor John Travolta.
There’s nothing better than singing and dancing with your kids. It spreads the joy around the house. I’m also a fan of family bike riding, swimming, art projects and trips to Denny’s and Wal-Mart.
Source: Redbook, April 2008
What advice do you have to offer?