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Celeb Mama Reese Witherspoon Talks About Self-Acceptance

Starlet Reese Witherspoon accepts her imperfections and is teaching her kids to do the same. The actress/producer was on Good Morning America recently talking about her latest project, Penelope — a movie about a young woman's road to self-acceptance.

The celeb mama talked candidly about raising her children, Ava, 8, and Deacon, 4, to deal with life's setbacks. We imagine one being the breakup of the blond Hollywood family when Reese and ex-husband, actor Ryan Phillippe divorced last year.


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lala788 lala788 9 years
yeah kids can be so mean , but i think she's right about not wanting her kids to miss life "adventures" like bullying - that is what gives you character
wicca_08 wicca_08 9 years
Kids could really be bully.
niqua230 niqua230 9 years
I remember when Reese said her daughter, Ava , was being picked on because of her clothes and she was only 5 YEARS OLD! That blew me away that kids are cruel at such a Young age! I'm 16 and I get that people bully and stuff but 5 years old I mean all I wanted was to make friends back then and play games not be mean to people because of their clothes! The fact that clothes mean something or make you have a certain status at 5 scares me so much I worry that my own children may come across this teasing at 5!
paine paine 9 years
If in fact she said that, she needs to be careful about what she says and how she says it. There’s a difference between teasing because you suck at a sport and actual bullying which might end up destroying lives. maybe I'm overreacting, but, while some kids end up being stronger after that others don´t and thats the truth. I do understand that she just wants her kids to have a tough skin.
maurakelley maurakelley 9 years
i can understand she just wants her kids to have a tough skin and not submit to hollywood's ideals that everyone is perfect or can buy perfection. look at paris. she obviously is not, but has been told by everyone around her that she is. good for reese! i think her kids will be amazing adults with great characters.
jroc jroc 9 years
I do agree with you Ena & Erika........i don't agree with teasing kids or being bullied at all. I was making more of my point from the failing point of view. I do understand, i was outed when i was in 10th grade and i know that these kids are 10 times worse then we ever were. I will say that it did make me very thick skinned, but i wouldn't want any kid to-go throw the BS i had too.
Ericka Ericka 9 years
P.S. I think she's confused teasing with failing. Not making the volleyball team, or being named MVP is not teasing.
Ericka Ericka 9 years
I don't think she was ever really teased to the point some kids are these days. Kids also aren't the same these days either and I think some teasing has gone way beyond schoolyard "fun". Handing eveything to your kids and teasing are two different things imo. Some kids are so f'd up because of teasing as well. There's always a point where things get out of hand.
Ena Ena 9 years
You know I agree with both to a point. I do agree that kids need to go through a little teasing in their lifetime, it does make them stronger in the end. But I do know how awful these kids can get and they have only gotten worse as time has gone on. My stepson was ridiculed so badly in one school that he was ultimately outed by every kid in that school, he had no friends everyone believed or went along with what was said about him nobody even tried (he did try to make friend but couldn't everyone believed the lie) to be friends with him or got to know him. I have also been outed throughout my school days but never as bad as my stepson, which is why I say it has only gotten worse the parents don't even try to get a grip on their kids and teach them that it is wrong to be as mean and rude as they are now. I have tried to instill into my stepson and son that you need to treat people the way you'd like to be treated, and that it is ok if someone is different to try get to know them before making judgments on others. It is not ok though to jump on the bandwagon with the rest of the sheeple and hurt someone. What is worse is now they have the internet to make the teasing go into a much higher degree. A little teasing between friends is ok, but to just do it to be mean just because you do not like how someone looks, acts, religon, ect ect not right at all.
jroc jroc 9 years
I so agree with her, i think that is why these kids are so f'd up now!! Everything is handed to them, even when they do wrong/bad or fail! I am only a god mother, but i have this argument with my friends with kids all the time! Damn, i love me some reesie!
cheersdarlin916 cheersdarlin916 9 years
I thought that the teasing wasn't so bad with my son until he entered middle school this year and I am blown away by how mean the kids can be. I wish for him that the kids would lighten up a bit.
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