"They Have Been Through A Lot." Angelina Jolie Hails Her Children's Strength As She Discusses How She Learns From Them

November 6, 2019 11:08

Being a parent isn't easy. And things can become marginally difficult when you're trying to ensure your kids are okay while going through a divorce. A number of celebs know first-hand what this can be like and Angelina Jolie is one of them. The actress is a mom of six kids and she's divorced from actor husband Brad Pitt.

Angelina Jolie once revealed to MirrorOnline that parenting "isn't easy" and like many mothers, she worries about whether she's doing a good job. She added that being a perfect mother doesn't have to mean you should be a perfect person. Instead, it's all about doing your best and being willing to "put your child before you."

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Angelina Jolie on drawing strength from her kids

In a recent interview with Harper's Bazaar, the actress opened up about facing challenges with her kids and how they help each other through it all.

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In response to a question about finding herself, Angelina said her children were largely responsible for helping her on this journey.

My children know my true self, and they have helped me to find it again and to embrace it. They have been through a lot. I learn from their strength.

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She explained that parents are being encouraged to teach their kids to embrace who they are and sometimes when they figure things out, the children may "look back" at the parents and want the same for them too.

Angelina also added that she teaches her children to be bold by reminding them to express themselves and what they believe in and learn from hard times.

We can’t prevent them from experiencing pain, heartache, physical pain, and loss. But we can teach them to live better through it.

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Angelina Jolie and her kids

Navigating the waters as a single mom will sure take some getting used to. In 2016, the actress filed for divorce from her husband Brad Pitt.

The couple has six children together; Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Vivienne, Shiloh, and Knox.

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Angelina has never been the type to hole up and hide away at times like this. She has been very open 87about how tough parenting can be especially in these types of situations. And thanks to her honesty, others can keep being inspired by her strength.

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