Alicia Silverstone is sharing her tips for maintaining a respectful relationship with her son, Bear Blu, 8 ½.
The actress spoke exclusively with People about parenting, as well as her new partnership with Crystal deodorant.
“Because of the healthy lifestyle that we lead, he didn’t go through the terrible twos and terrible threes. There wasn’t really much of that,” Alicia told the magazine. “When you’re really meeting their needs, and you really understand what they want and need… I didn’t find any of that.”
“There [have been] moments where there were things we need to redirect and correct, of course, but it just wasn’t the fight that you hear about…The most I have to say is, No thank you, Bear.’ And he goes, ‘Okay’…that’s my reprimanding.”
Silverstone and her ex-husband Christopher Jarecki welcomed their son in May 2012 and since becoming a mother, the Clueless actress has focused on being as present as possible.
“I don’t want to miss a moment of him,” Alicia Silverstone says of her son.
“I don’t want to miss a moment of him, and I don’t want him to feel like anything is more important than him,’ she said. “If he starts to cry, I listen. If he’s upset about something, I stop and talk to him about it. You’d be surprised [at] how much [you notice] that other people don’t.
When Silverstone had Bear, she noted that her world shifted, making her focus much more on what was right in front of her.
“I had so much going on in my world and in my emotions, and when he was born it was like the whole world stopped. Everything froze, and it was absolutely bliss being with him and breastfeeding, being connected to him,” she told the outlet. “Just taking care of him was just such a pleasure. That’s remained the same all along.”
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.
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