“I raise all my children differently,” the model, 47, told Us Weekly exclusively at the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection on Thursday, February 7. “I truly do. Just when you think you figured it out, you got to tweak your rearing skills.”
She added: “One of the things I always tell women is, ‘Find your own way.’ Everybody’s going to tell you how to do it. Every mom’s out there doing something better than you. And I think we have incredible women’s intuition and we really have to follow that.”
Burke’s brood includes Neriah, 18, Sierra, 16, Heaven, 12, and Shaya, 10 — and she successfully coparents her son and three daughters with Fisher and Charvet.
“My children have amazing fathers, and we take the high road for our kids. Being a parent is selfless,” the ModernMom.com CEO told Us. “Learn how to have a working divorce. Have a better relationship with your ex than you had when you were married. That’s the goal!”
Balancing all of her responsibilities isn’t always easy for the Naked Mom author, but she admitted, “I love being a mom so I make it work. … I carve out time for myself.”
Burke also carves out time for her children, who often appear on her Instagram account whether they’re celebrating birthdays and having fun on vacation or decorating the Christmas tree and taking family selfies.
In 2016, she explained to Us Weekly how she was raising her kids to be smart. “I don’t want my children to grow up naive,” she said at the time. “I want them to be innocent, but not naive, so we talk about everything and I’m so lucky that we have that relationship. I want to have that close relationship, not a friendship. I think that’s dangerous with parenting, but closeness is super important.”
With reporting by Diana Cooper
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