Maggie Gyllenhaal sat down with Scholastic Parents to chat about her latest project ‘Won’t Back Down’, and to talk motherhood. Maggie, who is mom to Ramona 6, and Gloria, 4 months, shares that becoming a mom has really changed her previously judgmental attitude about some things.
“I used to be judgmental of the way other people would parent. I would look at someone talking on a cell phone while her baby was asleep in a stroller and think, “How can that mother have her cell phone out?” Then you actually have a baby and you’re like, she’s sleeping; I have 10 minutes; I’ll make three phone calls. I think so much of my judgment — not only about how people parent, but about people in general — went away when I became a mom.”
Maggie also says that now she realizes making mistakes in parenting is normal:
“I was 28 when Ramona was born, and I had this idea that I think a lot of people in their twenties have, that I was supposed to do it perfectly. At least, if not perfectly, then exceptionally well. I’ve realized that that isn’t possible and that part of being a human is making mistakes — and making lots of them.”
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