Sarah Jessica Parker says she’s nervous about raising two daughters due to potential bullying concerns. The star – who has twin girls Loretta and Tabitha – worries about them growing up in this day and age because children can be so cruel, especially in schools.
She stated: “I’m genuinely nervous about raising daughters. It’s not terribly hard yet, thought I expect it will become more so just because I’ve seen girls not be very kind to each other.”
Jessica hopes the girls will gradually learn to be nice to each other and to those around them.
She shared: I’m hoping by the time they’re older, there will be this shift and what will be fashionable will be to be kind to each other. I want them to be good to each other and their friends.”
The 51-year-old admits she was a troublemaker as a child because she fought to fit in with a crowd. She now attributes her concerns to that situation, as it’s quite common for children to feel socially pressured.
“I’m sure I was mean, I’m sure I said things about people because I wanted to just be part of a tribe. I never liked the feeling, thought. But I think now, with mobile phones, it’s different.
I understand how you can get caught up in the meanness because you so want to be liked and you want to connect when you’re young.
It takes a lot of courage to stand up and say, ‘I don’t feel like that’s a friendly choice.’ Little girls are just trying to sort themselves out and they want to feel heard.”
The Sex and the City actress and her husband Matthew Broderick – who also have a 13-year-old son together – will do everything they can to help their kids overcome these issues.
She continued: “It’s hard. As much as we can do to encourage them to trust their own instincts is great and good, but they have to figure it out themselves. It’s scary because you can’t always be with them and you can’t always remind them who their best self is.”
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