Sarah Jessica Parker 'So Proud' of James Wilkie

01/17/2010 at 08:00 PM ET
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A self-professed “great believer” in the Golden Rule, Sarah Jessica Parker says it is the value she most hopes to instill in son James Wilkie, 7, and twins Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge, 6 months.

“The idea of ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you…’ I fall short of it constantly, but I try,” the 44-year-old actress tells Gotham magazine.

“I’ve been working on it with James Wilkie since the time he was little fellow and could really understand language.”

From the sound of things, the effort is paying off. “I’m so proud of who my son’s becoming and how hard he works to be a good little human being,” says the proud mama, adding,

“The hardest days [for your children] become your hardest days. Your most triumphant moments are when you see them feel good about themselves — to see your child learn how to read and ask questions.”

Lastly, when asked to define her own idea of perfect happiness, Sarah Jessica says it’s something she’s already achieved: “Healthy children, a healthy husband, all in a city that I love.”

James, Loretta and Tabitha are Sarah’s children with husband Matthew Broderick.

Source: Gotham

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jenny on

Sarah Jessica Parker is my favorite! Everytime I read an interview I love her even more.

Born Fabulous on

Love SJP!!!!

Tina on

Sarah Jessica Parker is amazing and beautiful and just so real.

Allie-Rose on

Am I the only one finding it odd that she calls her son by both his first AND middle names? Or is his name James-Wilkie, with a hyphen?

Ibis1996 on

I believe Matthew Broderick’s dad was James, so they call their son James Wilkie. Plus, she does go by the two names, as well.

Reader on

I think she always calls him James Wilkie. I thought sometimes they just said Wilkie too. I believe she just goes by Sarah in her personal life though.

Catey on

I also have seen interviews of Matthew Broderick and her SATC cast mates and they have all call her Sarah Jessica.

What a simple and important lesson to teach her son. It is a teaching that is found in almost every culture and religion in the world and if people remembered it a little bit more, the world would be a much nicer place.

cali girl on

Aw! This gave me the chills!