Nicole Richie has shared her refreshing parenting style – the mum-of-two believes children want to know the truth.
The 32-year-old – who was adopted as a nine-year-old child by Lionel Richie – shares in a new interview with Oprah Winfrey that youngsters shouldn't be shielded too much.
She has six-year-old daughter Harlow and four-year-old son Sparrow with her Good Charlotte rocker husband Joel Madden, whom she married in 2010.
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Nicole Richie has spoken about her parenting style
"There's always room for improvement," she said of being a parent on Oprah: Where Are They Now? "I do know that I do the best I can."
Nicole has made no secret of her struggles growing up in a famous family. Singer Lionel took her in unofficially three years after she was born to his bandmate Peter Escovedo and his executive assistant partner. Nicole went through run-ins with the law during her early years in the public eye, but has transformed her image since becoming a mother.
Oprah Winfrey interviewed Nicole Richie on her TV show
"I have to always come from a place of love and compassion with them," she continued about remaining honest with her little ones. "My kids operate best when I let them have a voice and I really explain things to them. Because, really, kids want to be told the truth. They just want you to be truthful."
Lionel Richie adopted Nicole as a child
Nicole, who rose to the limelight on reality show The Simple Life with then-best friend Paris Hilton, added that starting a family has really been an eye-opener.
"They know you more than you know yourself," she shared.