Celebrities give their best parenting advice

Kristen Bell uses her own mental health mantra with her kids

Stars Insider

16/08/21 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Parenting

While it seems like celebrities exist in a realm separate from us mere mortals, there is always one thing you can rely on to bring them back to ground level: the grueling reality of raising children. Sure, you can have money, fame, and worldwide fans, but you still have to assume all the gritty chores of being a parent.

Kristen Bell has been open about struggling with anxiety and depression on top of being a working parent, but in a new interview with CNBC on August 14, she revealed her mantra that actually helps with both. The actress said that when she's struggling with her mental health, she turns to three things: exercise, talking about it, and simply giving herself a timeout. "It's important to remember those feelings that you are having aren't 'your feelings,' but rather 'a feeling that is passing through you,'" she elaborated on the last point. "Sometimes, with a mental health issue, you just got to let them live."

She applies that same logic to parenting her two daughters, who are 6 and 8. When one of them is crying, she'll ask: "Do you want a solution to this problem you're crying about, or do you just want to let this feeling pass through you?" Bell gives herself that opportunity to let feelings pass by retreating to her "bedroom for 10 minutes, just to reset and regulate," and she believes giving her kids that same option is of the utmost importance. 

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