Sarah Jessica Parker thinks it’s important to be real with kids about responsibilities.
Appearing on iHeartRadio’s Table for Two with Bruce Bozzi, the Sex and the City star, 58, talked about the importance of teaching kids about the value of money.
“You want your children to understand what it means to earn money, what it takes to earn money, the value of it,” she said. “They [should know] the expectations will be the same for them.”
Parker, mom to daughters Tabitha Hodge and Marion Loretta Elwell, 13, and son James Wilkie, 20, explained that she agreed with Dolly Parton’s philosophy of taking care of a child’s needs, but not all of their wants.
“I think it’s a great way of living for children, that their needs are met — to be fed, safe and loved. The important things in life: books and food and interesting experiences, and they’re warm in the winter and cool in summer,” she continued.
“But they should pine for things, they should want things. And we should also be interested in, how do they contribute to the things, at a certain point?”
Parker shares her three children with husband Matthew Broderick, to whom she’s been married since 1997.
“I don’t know the secret at all, but I, you know, I’m very grateful and I love her,” Broderick said on SiriusXM’s Quarantined with Bruce in 2020. “It’s amazing. I mean, I can’t believe that it’s been that long. It doesn’t feel like it.”