I don’t think I’m a perfect parent: Alba
American actor Jessica Alba (right) says she often thinks how she can be a better mother.
“I think maybe being open and curious and trying to better myself,” the actor told people.com about her best quality as a parent.
“I don’t try to pretend like I have all the answers and I certainly don’t think I’m perfect,” added Alba, who has daughters Haven Garner, 5, and Honor Marie, 8, with husband Cash Warren.
“So when my kids say something, instead of me reacting, I think about how I can be better. Sometimes, my mind is in too many different places and I’m not always in the moment,” she said.
The Dark Angel star says that she is a strict parent. “I’m probably on the stricter side of lenient. But I think boundaries are good for kids and structure,” she said.
“I find that my kids thrive when they know where the boundaries are and the comfort zone and where they can be creative and play, “she said.
“But it’s having enough sleep, having proper nutrition that really helps that. And having enough activity,” she added.