While in an interview with E! News Brooke Shields explains how she taught her children how to deal with social media critics. She wants to keep the negativity away from her family.
Brooke Shields is married to Chris Henchy and they have two daughters Rowan Francis Henchy, 19, and Grier Hammond Henchy, 16.
“I try to not preach too much,”
“They have been privy to me as an example their whole lives. So rather than it being ‘you should do this, you should do that,’ if I’m faced with something, I speak to them about it.”
She might not be reading comments on social media but her children make out time to read them, they eventually stumble upon some critics.
“They’ll say, ‘Mom, it’s amazing how nasty people can be,'”
“That’s a moment for a conversation rather than dictating to them.”
As the founder of Beginning Is Now, an online platform and lifestyle brand for women, she is leading by example. “they’re seeing me start my own company,” the 57-year-old told E!.
“They’re watching their mom navigate the world of business after having a certain type of a career and they’re saying, ‘Well, if she can do it, what do I want to do? I don’t have to follow in her footsteps but what I can do is maintain a sense of self, stand up for myself, own my person and everything that that entails.'”
She knows her girls won’t feel the need to fit a certain standard live gives, but will rather create their own standards.
“Those conversations have to be ongoing but they have to see me struggle and succeed or at least survive in the healthiest way possible,” Brooke added. “They watch everything. They watch, they see everything. They’re like little Hawks.”
She hopes that’s the case not only for her daughters, but for all women looking on. Thus why she created Beginning Is Now.
“Women find themselves over a certain age and their life takes on a huge shift and they’re not encouraged to try new things and open up new doors,” she added. “And that’s the message. It’s a liberation, if you will, of what we’re told that we’re done.”
“It just felt so good to be working with a company who had their heart and their expertise in the right place and the right order,” she told E!. “Their products are really just geared towards making lives better of animals and people and their owners.”
“What they want to do show people that these older dogs are really lovable,” she continued, “and they can have more energy and if we just care of them better.”