Charlize Theron: My Favorite Parenting Book Is 'Go the F-ck to Sleep'

Celebrity Moms May. 29, 2012 AT 2:15PM
Charlize Theron and her baby Jackson Theron leaving 'Casa Lucio' restaurant on May 17, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.  Charlize Theron and her baby Jackson Theron leaving 'Casa Lucio' restaurant on May 17, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. Credit: Europa Press sp/Europa Press via Getty Images)

Bad habits are hard to break -- just ask potty mouth Charlize Theron.

When asked by MTV News if she's been able to tone down her colorful language since adopting son Jackson in March, the 36-year-old Snow White and the Huntsman star laughed and shook her head.

"A lot of people have sent me these children's books, and there's this amazing book, a best-seller called Go the F-ck to Sleep," she said. "This book was good for me because it made me realize that I don't need to judge myself right now."

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Written by Adam Mansbach, Go the F-ck to Sleep has been called "a parenting zeitgeist" by The Washington Post and "a new Bible for weary parents" by The New York Times. For Theron, it's been a breath of fresh air.

"The whole book is just basically, 'Please, go the f--- to sleep," she explained to MTV News. "Because [Jackson] doesn't understand anything right now, and so he just wants my face to look a certain way."

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Theron also spoke about the joys of motherhood -- diaper duty included! -- on Today Tuesday. "I love it! I've got to tell you, I'm available for other babies' diapers to be changed. I can do it in my sleep now," the Oscar winner bragged. "I'm so good."

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"As we were traveling, I had to buy diapers in different countries -- because he came on the press tour with me -- so I now know how to change a Japanese diaper, a Spanish diaper, an English diaper, German diaper," Theron added. "They all have little things [that are different]. I'm, like, the diaper pro now!"

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