Reese Witherspoon: Telling kids they're 'bad' at something isn't mean if it's true

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Reese Witherspoon: Telling kids they're 'bad' at something isn't mean if it's true

The actress says she feels like she's counteracting pressure from parents to make kids lives "golden and magical at all moments."

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Try to avoid thinking that you can save your children from getting hurt (emotionally or physically). Instead, prepare them to cope.

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Sonja Haller, USA TODAY Published 11:34 a.m. ET Nov. 26, 2018
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Reese Witherspoon said sometimes the kindest thing we can do for our kids is let them know when they're just bad at something.

Quit crying and move on.

The actress and "Whiskey in a Teacup" author, gave her daughter Ava what some parents might view as some harsh advice, she said in an interview with Fast Company .

The article follows a day in the life of Witherspoon, 42, who is also the founder of media company Hello Sunshine. She talks about how at the end of the day, she likes to unwind by watching, "The Crown," "Queer Eye," "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," and the latest Chris Rock special on Netflix. She appreciated Rock's "bit about being brutally honest with your children."

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