Milla Jovovich says that it’s her job as a mother to make sure that her pre-teen daughter doesn’t grow up to be “entitled.” The Hollywood star shares two children, her 11-year-old daughter Ever and Dashiel with her husband, director Paul W.S. Anderson.
Milla says that as a mom, she does her best to remind her daughter of just how fortunate she is in her life, given their circumstances. She also says that whenever she sees young Ever getting out of line, she takes the time to sit down and talk to her about what’s important.
According to Us Weekly, Milla said in an interview,
“Every time that I see my daughter getting a bit complacent, feeling a little entitled and … treating people in a way that’s not totally respectful, I call and say, ‘Hey let’s stop and talk.’”
Milla also adds that when it comes to parenting, communication is key. She wants Ever to grow up to be a compassionate person who not only looks after her friends and her family but cares about the people in her community, too.
“We have these pep talks. I tell her about what’s going on in the world, I tell her how lucky she is and to remember what’s important in this life. To remember to appreciate people, to be curious about people. To really be interested in things, because, without that, you’re not going to get anywhere in life if you’re in your own head. You have to look outside.”
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