Kristen Bell Explains ‘Tag Team’ Parenting with Dax Shepard: ‘We Switch Kids All the Time’

With dual immature daughters during home, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have worked out a ideal parenting tactic: a “tag team.”

“We switch kids all a time,” a Frozen singer tells PEOPLE of her children Lincoln, 4, and Delta, 2, during Alliance of Moms’ Raising Baby event on Saturday. “Because if I’m articulate to a 2½-year-old, and I’m done, I’ll only be like, ‘We’ve got to switch. we don’t wish to speak to this child anymore.’ ”

Bell, 37, explains that a kid-swapping is finished with good intentions: to give them a courtesy they deserve.

“You don’t wish to be reactive to we kids. You wish to be thoughtful, and we wish to be environment a good example,” she says. “Sometimes that instance is great in front of them and saying, ‘I’m overwhelmed,’ or ‘I’m unhappy since of XYZ,’ or ‘I’m only unhappy since I’m feeling sad. I’m going to let my unhappy out. And afterwards I’m going to find a approach to hearten myself up.’ “

The singer continues, “It’s not about perfection, though it is about being courteous and not reactive. So in sequence to not be reactive, we switch kids a lot.”


Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell
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Bell admits that Shepard’s parenting diversion is impressive, and that she’s a “pushover.”

“I’m not repelled during how good [Dax’s] parenting is, since he’s unequivocally informed with how a tellurian mind works,” she says. “I have difficulty staying one step forward of my kids. He does not.”

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Bell says a hardest partial of motherhood if a miss of sleep.

“I consider that fuels everything. It fuels my miss of calm with my kids sometimes,” she explains. “If we had had a full night’s rest, we would be means to be some-more studious with them sometimes.”

The singer continues, “It’s a toss-up between that, and truly feeling assured that what you’re doing for your child is a best thing, since it is intensely counterintuitive. Giving them all and gripping them happy is not a best thing for a growth of their character. Sometimes explaining to them, ‘You don’t get all we want, it’s fine that we can cry about it right now,’ is what’s improved for them in a prolonged run, and that’s tough to be a reason your child’s great and lay there and watch it cry.”

Bell and Shepard have been open about their relationship’s “volatile” start and a importance of therapy in their marriage. They also commend a need to take brief breaks from their kids, even if it’s tough to fit into their bustling schedules.

“You only do. There’s no easy way,” Bell says. “Sometimes we don’t, and afterwards we have a stressful integrate months, and afterwards we find time to do. There’s no pretence to doing it, other than carrying unequivocally good communication with your partner, and being means to say, ‘I’m reaching capacity. So we need to go take a travel today, or we need to go have lunch with a girlfriend.’”

She adds, “Something that creates me feel like a lady again.”

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