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Jessica Alba Admits She's Not a 'Perfect' Parent: 'It's a Process'

Jan. 11 2024, Published 6:45 a.m. ET

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Jessica Alba is an accomplished businesswoman, a successful actress and a great mom to her three kids: Haven, Honor and Hayes, whom she shares with husband Cash Warren.

However, the star admitted she has her flaws — just like everyone else, especially in the parenting department.

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The actress founded her own business, The Honest Company.

During a chat with Real Simple, Alba admitted she and her two daughters go to therapy together, which has only helped their relationship.

"Honor was probably 11, and we were arguing all the time about dumb stuff. And I was like, I don’t want to live like this," she said of how it all began. "This is not fun. I didn’t want us to have a wedge between us. As her mother, when I say something, she’s going to hear it as an argument or as me trying to control her. I wanted there to be someone who could explain things in a way I couldn’t. What I said to Honor was, 'I want to be a better parent to you, and this is your forum to basically talk about everything that gets on your nerves that I do.'"

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Jessica Alba and Cash Warren share three kids.

She continued, "It put me in check. Like, 'Yeah, I totally do that. And I’m sorry. I’m going to work on that.' It gave her a little bit of perspective too — that I’m not the bad guy; I’m just being a parent. She’ll come out the other side of it, and I’ll still be here. I just wanted to get to that point, and it worked. And the therapist allowed me to see that it’s natural for kids to disagree with their parents, and as a parent it’s not always about being right or rational in that moment. I’m not gonna front, it’s a process and I’m not perfect."

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The mom-of-three admitted she isn't always a 'perfect' parent.

The brunette beauty has always advocated for people to talk about what they are going through.

"It’s such a valuable tool to help you process your feelings. It’s what this issue is about! Therapy gets you talking about what’s going on with you and unearths the things that aren’t feeling the best or might be confusing, or things that make you happy. And just unpacking it allows you to process it, and then you can repeat good behavior and find the behaviors you want to redirect. What a great tool for anybody," she said.

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The star revealed why going to therapy is important for her.

"I go to therapy so I can be kinder toward people I don’t always agree with, because I want to be happy. I still want to coexist, and I don’t want to live angry, irritated, or upset with people who don’t think like me. I want to be able to live in harmony with all," she added.

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