Brooke Shields dished about her two daughters' first experience earning money this summer - a time in their lives the actress finds "interesting."
Brooke Shields partnered with the national nonprofit Life Happens, an organization dedicated to sharing the importance of life insurance. While promoting the new partnership, the mother of two shared that she already started educating her young daughters about money management.
Shields has two daughters, seventeen-year-old Rowan, and fourteen-year-old Grier, with her husband of almost two decades, Chris Henchy, and the two teens just earned their own money for the first time over the summer.
Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy attend "Nightcap" Season 2 New York Premiere Party on June 6, 2017, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images.
On Tuesday, the actress and model said that her daughters now have a better grasp of money matters and what it entails.
Their summer jobs paid them every week, and they soon understood what went into earning "that piece of paper."
Working over the summer also gave the two girls a glimpse into what it takes to earn money and provide for your family, and it resulted in the broadening of their financial horizons. But it took baby steps to get there, as Shields added:
"At first, they just handed [the checks] to me and said, 'Well, can you put this somewhere?' And then it became, 'OK, let’s show you how this works.'"
The 55-year-old finds her daughters' recent experience with money and "interesting development" in their journey to self-sufficiency, and she wants to make sure they are as well equipped with the tools they would need to do so wisely.
While the girls kept busy with their summer jobs, they also became rather innovative. While at home quarantining amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, Shields joked about the things Rowan and Grier came up with and added:
“There are ways that you can actually engage and spend time with your parents and it’s not torture.”
Shields found the pandemic challenging, and because exercise gave her the only sense of control she could hold on to, it helped her maintain her bikini body, but more importantly, she said that it helped her stay sane and calm.
She is also grateful for the extra time to exercise since Shields previously said that she doesn't have a naturally lean body, so she has to work hard to get results and stay fit and toned.
Even though Brooke Shields maintains a toned bikini-ready figure, she has experience with having body issues, and therefore she is very careful when talking to her daughters about their bodies.
The mom of two said that Grier and Rowan have "very different" body types, and since they each take in information about the matter differently, she is careful about how she talks to them about it and the words she uses.