Opening up about how her public pregnancies and her fame affect her parenting, pop superstar Jessica Simpson revealed four tips she wants her children to know on a guest blog post for “Parent.”
She began simply, by writing, My pregnancy with Maxwell, specifically because she is a girl, made me realize that I wouldnt be able to protect her from everything I had been through as a woman.”
She also opened up about her documented pregnancies, saying, “my struggles with my weight and body image have played out in front of the world. As hard as that has been, the hardest part is to realize that with all the hurtful and harsh criticism from others, I have been the hardest on myself.
Raising Maxwell makes me realize that I dont want her to see me beat myself up for things like food choices or numbers on a scale, writes Simpson. I dont want her to learn anything like that from me.
She continued, stating, I want her to know her value, rather than spending her energy fighting negative voices from within, I want to teach her to figure out what is truly right for her rather than worrying about what anyone else thinks.
As for the four pieces of advice she presented to daughter Maxwell and son Ace, she wrote:
“Build a great support system. A strong family and wonderful friends keep me headed in the right direction every day!”
“Learn to accept compliments as graciously as you give them. Dont dismiss them soak up the positivity and give it back as often as you can!”
“Find a partner who really supports and listens to you in the good times and the bad.”
“Be original. The world will try to fit you into a mold, but carve your own path.”