Kristen Bell Talks about Her Very “Choreographed” Parenting Style

Kristen Bell and Dax Shpard on juggling their careers and raising children
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Kristen Bell Talks about her very “choreographed” parenting style and is “really looking forward” to her kids growing up

Actress Kristen Bell and husband Dax Shephard, 43, have their hands full raising their two children 4-year-old Lincoln and 3-year-old Delta Bell.

And it can get hairy when she and her husband are both busy working on projects, prioritizing is a must but not always easy to orchestrate. “It’s a very particular family schedule when we’re both working,” the Frozen actress said.

She added, “It’s choreographed, I guess, to make sure someone is always there and present for our kids.”

Bell is grateful for working in Hollywood as a mother and said she and Dax feel “lucky” that the industry is so “family-friendly.”

“You can bring your children to work, or I could nurse the baby when I was working early on,” Bell recalled. “I hope to see more businesses—not just the acting world—allow that kind of stuff.”

The 37-year-old Bad Moms actress also revealed that “it’s bittersweet” that her daughters are nearing the next stage in childhood and the toddler days are numbered. She jokes, “I was really hoping when I had kids, I got the two that wouldn’t grow up. But I didn’t.”

She continues, “You can either look at it like you’re losing something like she’s never going to be a baby again, or you can change your glasses and look at it positively.”

Kristen goes on to say, “Like I now get to know this human being. I’m allowed to get to know this person who will have her own opinions and ideas. That’s something I’m really looking forward to.”

And how does she raise two little girls to be strong-minded and empowered? The actress disclosed fairytales are her secret weapon to help raise her two girls.

I see a lot of books my daughters are given, and it’s all about the prince wanting to marry the princess and all he does is kiss her and she says ‘Yes!’”

“I say, ‘I wonder why he didn’t get to know her? I wonder why he didn’t ask her whether she wanted to marry him? It’s a really tiny change, but I’m definitely working toward empowering them.”

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