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Jessica Alba Actress Cash Warren Hollywood Image Credit: OK!
Jessica Alba Actress Cash Warren Hollywood Image Credit: OK!

Jessica Alba: I Am A Tough Mom!

The actress and businesswoman opens up about why she’s raising her kids with boundaries and structure

When it comes to their three kids, Jessica Alba and her husband, producer Cash Warren, have high standards. “I think we both expect a lot out of our kids and we’re both pretty disciplined in that approach to making sure that they’re good kids who are going to grow up to be good people,” Cash recently said, hinting that his wife of 10 years may be a little tougher than he is. “She’s so loving, [but] I think I’m the good cop!”

Jessica’s not afraid to admit it. “I’m probably on the stricter side of lenient,” confessed the actress-entrepreneur, 37, who is mom to daughters Honor, 10, and Haven, 7, and son Hayes, who will celebrate his first birthday on New Year’s Eve. “I think boundaries are good for kids — and structure. I find that my kids thrive when they know where the boundaries are and the comfort zone [is], where they can be creative and play.” But Jessica knows her approach is often easier said than done. “I’m constantly reinforcing the same ideas,” she’s said, “hoping they’ll sink in!”

LIFE LESSONS

When it comes to her parenting style, Jessica takes cues from her own upbringing. “My parents did tough love with me, [and] it stuck,” said the Honest Company founder, who believes in letting her kids fail, but not quit. “[My parents] taught me that failure is not about losing; it’


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