Jessica Alba Has A Bad But Funny Parenting Habit

By Tanya Diente, Parent Herald June 05, 07:53 pm

Jessica Alba opens up about parenting and about her family in a recent interview, where she reveals one bad parenting habit that she cannot help but do.

Parenting Habits

Alba admits that she is not perfect when it comes to taking care of her kids. She says that as a mom, she makes mistakes, too. However, she does not let the public know about it. She prefers to keep it private and not use social media to tell people that she "effed up as a mom."

The 37-year-old Hollywood star reveals that she makes mistakes in front of her children, including one recurring parenting technique that she admits is terrible. Alba says that she gets used to telling her kids off whenever they are looking for something.

"I have this terrible habit: Whenever my kids ask me to find something, they're like, 'Mom, where's my ...' you know, backpack, toothbrush, whatever. And I just say, 'Up your butt,' and that's probably bad parenting," Alba says in an interview with In Style magazine.

"But they got to a certain age where I'm like, 'That's where it is: It's up your butt,'" the Honest Company co-founder continues.

Alba shares three kids with husband Cash Warren. She is a mom to daughters Haven Garner, 6, and Honor Marie, 10. She is also back to diaper duties following the birth of her third child and first son, Hayes, 5 months old.

Family Time

In the same interview, the L.A.'s Finest actress talks about how she makes time for her family despite her busy schedule. She says she always bonds with them during Family Fridays, which is when they gather for game night and play Clue. Alba reveals that her daughter Haven is really good. She says that she loves it when she wins because she is strategic.

Alba also talks about her biggest motivator and that is people not believing in her. She admits that she wants to show to her kids that she continues to challenge herself. She wants to prove to them that she is willing to push out of her comfort zone, even though it means making mistakes and admitting them, which she says is especially hard in front of her kids.

"There are always haters, and my goals are not small ones. I just want to live a full life and stay curious and challenge myself," Alba adds.

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