Kristen Bell is Open with Daughters, 8 and 9, about Sex and husband Dax Shepard’s Past Addiction Struggles
Published on February 10th, 2023 | Updated on February 10th, 2023 | By FanFest
Kristen Bell is being open and honest not only with her kids but also the general public when it comes to how she and husband Dax Shepard are parenting their daughters Delta and Lincoln.
“I know it’s shocking, but I talk to my kids about drugs and the fact that their daddy is an addict, and he’s in recovery,” she revealed to Real Simple Magazine.
“And we talk about sex,” she added of the topics she will discuss with her girls, ages 8 and 9.
“There should be no topic that’s off the table for people to talk about.”
Shepard has been open and honest about his fight with addiction, making a public announcement of relapsing even after 16 years of sobriety in 2020. Even more admirable was that he discussed this openly with his children as well.
“They know that Dad goes to an AA meeting every Tuesday and Thursday,” Shepard told Chelsea Clinton on her “In Fact” podcast back in 2021.
“We tell them the whole thing.”
Bell places a great emphasis on the importance of being honest and open in one’s sharing of problems.
“Historically, therapy has been looked down upon. Like it’s one of these things that are taboo. I hate the word ‘taboo.’ I think it should be stricken from the dictionary.
“I think everyone also deserves an outlet,” the “Frozen” actress shared.
“Complaining is great. Vent! Get it off your chest. And then once it’s out, and you feel exhausted, you can find a solution.”
According to Bell, the most essential attribute one can possess is vulnerability – something that she and her family practice daily.
“It’s the most attractive characteristic on the planet. I believe that vulnerability only begets vulnerability. We have so many issues as humans. Each and every one of us is so hard to get along with. It’s true. But if you can maintain a sense of vulnerability, people read you in a different way. You are more successful in every aspect of your life.
“All these ‘hard topics’ don’t have to be if you give the other — the person on the other end — your vulnerability and a little bit of credit.”
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