Cynthia Nixon Dishes on Daughter's 'Eclectic' Style

03/05/2009 at 12:00 PM ET
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Happily confirming that there will indeed be a sequel to the Sex and the City film during a Tuesday appearance on Live with Regis and Kelly, Cynthia Nixon is no doubt looking forward to the fashion-forward wardrobe she and her castmates will be treated to. There is a little fashionista in the making at home, however, in the form of Cynthia’s 12-year-old daughter Samantha! Quick to clarify that “she’s not like a Sex and the City fashionista,” the 42-year-old actress says that Samantha is instead “like a vintage store fashionista,” adding,

“She was already headed down the Janis Joplin route but then she saw Hair last summer and that just cemented the whole thing. She loves big peace earrings and she wears a lot of tie-dye. She’s very eclectic; She’ll go to school wearing a big silver circle around her eye.”

Also mom to 6-year-old Charles Ezekiel — who is not only learning to read but is also involved in a dual Spanish-English language program — Cynthia says that both kids enjoyed a rare snow day on Monday, the first time New York City public schools have closed due to the weather in five years. “It was also Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and my daughter was very into that, so we made a Cat in the Hat, hat,” she shared.

Samantha and Charles are Cynthia’s children with ex-boyfriend Danny Mozes.

Source: Live with Regis and Kelly

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Megan on

“She’ll go to school wearing a big silver circle around her eye.”

I would have to put my foot down if I had a kid who did that. After school hours, I might okay it. But during school ? No way. That’s distracting to the classroom environment.

Kristi on

“She’ll go to school wearing a big silver circle around her eye.”

Is she talking about an actual silver circle or a monocle like Mr. Peanut or Penguin from Batman?

fay on

just learning how to read at 6 yrs… is that what’s average now?

Sky on

I learned to read when I was six and I was in the “advanced” reading group. Anyway I’ve seen pictures of the way her daughter dresses and I think it’s awesome. I haven’t seen the silver circle though haha.

Sanja on

fay -I thought that mandatory school age for kids was 6 (or 7) and that they didn’t have to know how to read before. If he went to a Montesori kindergarten they wouldn’t have learned it before.

Anna on

6has always been te standard age to learn how to read where I’m from.

About the silver circle. When I read that I was relieved there are still schools that focus on the curriculum instead of focussing on what the children are wearing.

Aurora on

In reference to the comment about “learning to read” (which wasn’t a direct quote from cynthia herself by the looks of it, by the way), I’m guessing it means that her son is still learning to read… that doesn’t necessarily mean that he is classed a “fluent” reader, or, on the other hand, never seen the written word before. I would guess that means that like most grade primary or grade 1 students, he is either at the “emergent” or “early” stage of reading (which is bang on for his age).
As for the comment about the silver circle… I don’t think it’s hurting anyone for her to express herself that way. Also, a well-behaved, eager to learn student is WAY less distracting to the over-all classroom environment than a MILLIOn other behaviors that are exhibited by some children, to distract kids (and teachers…like me!) that I’ve written a novel…:D

jacquiej on

My 6 year old is reading and can read quite a few of the Dr. Seuss books, actually. I think it is now the age when they are able to read the beginning reader books in most places. As far as the silver circle around her eye – well, it is much less distracting that purple and green hair and multiple piercings and tattoos, I would think. (And yes there are 12 year olds with those!)

Mary on

Don’t be distressed about the age thing; it varies. Right now, in 1st grade, they’re pushing for kids to be able to read minimum 20 words. That said, my 6 year old daughter is reading on a 4th grade level. I’m not bragging here, I’m merely pointing out that there is HUGE range of what a 6 year old “should” be able to do and what is “normal” or “standard” (on of her classmates, same age, is a boy-wonder who does calculus for fun and reads on a 9-10th grade level).

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