Jessica Alba Explains How Therapy Helped Her Develop Better Communication With Her Kids

Having open communication with your children isn’t always easy, especially once they reach their teenage years. Jessica Alba’s kids are slowly approaching that stage of their life, and the Fantastic Four actress admitted that therapy helped them develop better communication skills.

Alba discussed her approach to parenting with People during a recent Honest Renovations screening and said that therapy has given her kids a language where they can communicate their needs differently.

“It’s so nice to be able to give them the tools to be able to understand themselves better and to be able to really articulate their needs. But when they were like… 9, 10, 11, it was different. They didn’t have the same kind of agency that they have now,” she told People.

Alba also said that her kids have “wildly different” personalities and need different things from their parents because they’re all at different stages in life.

Alba married Cash Warren in 2008, four years after meeting him on the set of Fantastic Four in 2004. The Honest Company co-founder and Warren have three children together: daughters Honor Marie (15), and Haven Garner (12), and a son Hayes (5).