Busy Philipps Shares a Personal Parenting Tip That All Moms of Girls Need to Hear

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Busy Philipps attends the premiere of STX Films' "I Feel Pretty" at Westwood Village Theatre on April 17, 2018 in Westwood, California. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Back in 2013, Busy Philipps said something so relatable.

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“I’m so mean to myself about my body sometimes,” she revealed during a interview with Amanda de Cadenet. “Or I can be judgmental of other people for their bodies . . . I don’t know how to get over it.”

But the 38-year-old refuses to let her own insecurities affect her daughters Birdie, 9, and Cricket, 4. 

“I’m very careful about how I talk about myself in the home, to myself and to my husband,” Philipps told Us Weekly and other reporters at the Tuesday, April 17, I Feel Pretty premiere in L.A. “The things I say privately in the home are always being heard by our kids. So I’m never weird about wearing a bikini or showing my body off.”

“I try to empower my own self in front of my girls,” she continued. “That’s the best I can do.”

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Cricket Pearl Silverstein, Busy Philipps, and Birdie Leigh Silverstein attend L.O.L. Surprise! NYE Party Hosted by Busy Phillips & Sara Foster with daughters on December 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images for MGA/L.O.L. Surprise!

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Philipps, who costars in I Feel Pretty with Amy Schumer and her BFF Michelle Williams, has a special connection to the comedy. Her husband, Marc Silverstein, co-wrote and co-directed with his longtime writing partner Abby Kohn. Gushed Philipps: “It felt like a family on set.”

The Cougar Town alum plays Schumer’s best friend in the flick. (Premise: Schumer’s character  has low self-esteem, then hits her head at a cycling class and wakes up feeling model beautiful.) 

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“I had to audition seven times,” Philipps joked about working with Silverstein. “No, obviously for us it was more about figuring out what part I was gonna play. And it really made sense once Amy became attached for me to play one of her friends. That’s the part I always sort of thought I would have.” 

This is the first time Philipps and Williams have appeared together onscreen since Dawson’s Creek came to an end in 2003. 

I Feel Pretty opens in theaters on Friday, April 20. 

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