Just like all parents, Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts had to find a way to get her kids to spend less time on their mobile phones. And her simple parenting rule in this regard seems quite efficient.
In a recent chat with TODAY, Roberts shared that she and Danny Moder decided to set up a charging station in their home and instructed their kids to leave their phones there when they got home.
“So, for us, we just had sort of simple rules where we had a charging station, where everybody’s phone goes when you get home. There’s no phones at the table, certainly,” she shared in an interview while promoting her most recent movie, Leave the World Behind.
Roberts and Moder share three kids together: 19-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus and 16-year-old Henry. While Henry is still living with his parents, Hazel and Phinnaeus left the family home to attend the University of California, Berkeley. Hazel is believed to be studying fine arts, while Phinnaeus is pursuing a degree in computer and information science.
Despite seeing Hazel and Phinnaeus embark on their own journey, Roberts still parents them “the same way out of the house that I parented them in the house,” making sure that they are getting enough sleep and keeping them safe.
“And I have an immense amount of appreciation for both of my older kids because they still allow me to be the same mom to them, and it’s not eye-rolling and there’s a huge amount of understanding,” she added.