Gwyneth Paltrow Lets Her Daughter Skip School For A Day Of Bonding

Gwyneth Paltrow opened up to Good Housekeeping magazine about learning some valuable lessons in parenting.  She explained the chaos that taking her daughter of out school for the day caused.

“I’ll probably get kicked out of our school for admitting this, but I let Apple stay home yesterday. I just needed to be with her.”

“We went out to lunch, we went to the beauty salon, we were together.”

Which was terrific and fine, until Apple blabbed it to her younger brother Moses! She assured him that mom would let him have a turn, too:

“Oh, don’t worry, Moses. Tomorrow is your day to stay home from school.”

Gwyneth explained that it wasn’t going to be that way and Moses melted down:

“I was like, ‘Here we go,’.  ‘Apple, couldn’t you have just asked me first? I know you’re trying to make your brother feel better, but…oh, Apple!'”

“I upset her. Apple said, ‘I’m sorry’ and burst into tears. I didn’t mean to react that way. Sometimes you really just disappoint yourself as a parent”

Gwyneth shared the lesson she learned:

“Motherhood has taught me mindfulness. If you just parent on instinct, you’ll screw your kid up for life. You have to be so mindful.”

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  1. Jess says

    So Gwyneth says you have to be mindful when it comes to parenting. Being mindful should also be considered when naming your child. Apple? Beyond ridiculous.

  2. Heather Lyons says

    This is sweet & I have done this once or twice. Please include this as a entry into the Beech Nut Cereal & Tote Giveaway. Thank you

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