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Ryan Reynolds reveals lessons from ‘brutal’ parenting mistakes

"I'm like any parent—I'll have a moment where I'll just snap."
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If there’s one family in Hollywood that has entirely won over our hearts, it’s Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s sweet family of five.

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But while the couple are the definition of parenting goals, they are just like everyone else, sharing realistic advice and making mistakes when raising their three daughters.

Reassuring us all that he’s just like every other dad out there, figuring things out one day at a time, Reynolds just shared how he parents his children and what situations he uses to teach his girls resilience. And honestly, it’s really relatable.

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Ryan shares three daughters with wife Blake Lively. (Credit: Getty)
“I’m like any parent—I’ll have a moment where I’ll just snap. It’s not so much what you do in the moment that’s interesting, it’s what you do afterwards,” he said at a recent event in Cannes, as per Page Six.
“I used to tell my kids, ‘Don’t waste your mistakes,'” the Adam Project star shared. “When you’re making mistakes it’s easy to sort of be absorbed by shame and sort of this idea that you’ve done something wrong, but you also have to look at it critically and use it as a stepping stone to learning something profound.”
While, he admits his own parenting mistakes have been “brutal”, he says that they taught him much more than all of his years in Hollywood. And of course, the first person in his life to make the same type of mistakes was his own father.
“He made a lot of mistakes… Some I’m grateful for,” he joked.
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September of 2022 is the ten year anniversary of Blake and Ryan. (Credit: Getty)

Sharing three daughters with wife Blake Lively—James, Inez and Betty—Reynolds also shared that their children definitely keep them on their toes, thanks to their endless energy.

“I’m a parent of three girls. They’re wild. I think they have rabies sometimes,” he told the audience, leaving us to wonder if they took up after their mother’s most famous character, New York’s wild child Serena Van Der Woodsen.

Back in March, Reynolds revealed that he’s been spending more and more time focusing on his family, rather than his career.

“It’s been hell. I’m going right back. I’m taking the first movie I can find,” he joked, adding, “No, it’s been great. I’m still busy, but I get to be there for my kids in the morning, and at night I get to put everyone to bed, so I love that”.

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For Lively, she recently spoke about how her experience with motherhood has left her self-image and how she paves her way in Hollywood with her family in mind.

“I think having children for me made me feel so much more in my skin,” Lively told Forbes.

“I never felt more myself or at ease in my own body or more confident—not to say that there aren’t a bevy of insecurities coming at me a million times a day, but I just feel incredibly settled.”

Naturally, the confidence that her children have helped her achieve trickles down into her personal style and career-focused decision making.

“Family is at the root of everything that I do and it’s also at the root of everything that I create,” she explained.

“I want to be in films, I want to make films, I want to author films that I would be proud for my children to see. Even the gowns I wear—I just want my kids to be proud.”

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