Tiffani Thiessen has been a mom for nine years, and the actress shared her tried and true parenting tips with Us Weekly exclusively.
“That happens afterward with a glass of wine,” the California native explained to Us on Wednesday, October, 2, while promoting her partnership with Maple Hill Creamery. “I want my kids to see that I get stressed sometimes. I think that’s normal. I don’t want to mask anything, but they don’t need to see me go crazy.”
When is Thiessen the most tempted to break down? “[When I’m] trying to get them into the bath, probably,” she told Us. “That’s probably the hardest part right now, that 5:00 meltdown because they’re back in school. They’re getting back into that routine [and] super tired.”
Because of that, the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum is a strong supporter of a few glasses of wine after a long day of parenting. “Hell yes,” she told Us. “That’s a hell and a yes. Hell yes.”
As for cosleeping, Thiessen opted for it with Harper since she “was not a great sleeper.” She admitted to Us: “We coslept with her longer than I thought we were going to, but she was just that kid that needed it. I think it depends on the child. My son was easy, loved his crib, loved his bed. He’s so easy with sleep. But we do give a treat on the weekends that we allow them to sleep with mommy and daddy.”
One thing she won’t do, though, is respond to mom-shamers on social media. “I don’t have time,” Thiessen explained. “That’s, like, literally not even a part of my world.”
Watch the video above for more of the Alexa & Katie star’s thoughts on parenting, from letting her kids see PDA with her and husband Brady Smith to giving them ice cream before dinner.
“Try not to make a habit, but we have done it,” she said of indulging in dessert early. “It’s really exciting for me to partner with Maple Hill Creamery because I thought organic was the best, [but] there’s actually something even better with grass-fed. It tastes better, especially with me cooking a lot.”
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi
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