Kristen Bell and husband Dax Shepard, who shares two daughters, 7-year-old Lincoln and 5-year-old Delta, announces quite private things about their lives. Kristen is usually open regarding her parenting style, which she shares with the world via her series "Momsplaining With Kristen Bell".
Not every parent may agree with all of her parenting decisions, and it is understandable as every parent has his/her own techniques. Kristen recently revealed another parenting decision that has many parents scratching their heads, as she explained that she is letting her daughter’s drink O’Doul’s non-alcoholic beer.
She admitted to this parenting decision during her appearance on the podcast "Say Yes! with Carla Hall."
Kristen however knew that following her decision a lot of people were going to tell her it was a bad idea, but she said that she doesn’t care and, in fact, said that there is nothing wrong with "bubbly juice".
"I’m going to get a lot of flak for this. And let me start by saying I don’t care. You’re allowed to give me any advice you guys want, any of these listeners. You’re welcome to tell me I’m a terrible parent. I don’t care. I’m a great parent, I think. I’m learning every day."
After she admitted to the new parenting decision, viewers have been struggling to decide whether it is a good decision or not. Some viewers called her out which they claim is a "horrible mistake".
A viewer, Sarah Rood called the mom out and stated; "As children of an addict, doesn’t she know that alcoholism is/can be inherited? She is playing w/ fire!!"
@KristenBell umm maybe you don’t realize but there’s a small amount of alcohol in O’Douls. I’m surprised you or a restaurant would serve it to a child.— Gracie (@PeacefulClover) September 15, 2020
Wait., Am I reading this wrong, did Kristen Bell say she lets her 5 and 7 YO children drink NA beer?? 1st it tastes distrusting, & 2nd, it has a small amount of alcohol in it. As children of an addict, doesn’t she know that alcoholism is/can be inherited? She is playing w/ fire!!— Sarah (@SarahRood17) September 16, 2020
The mother-of-two also revealed that the beverage contains 0.4 percent alcoholic, and that through experiencing it, it has given both their daughter a chance to learn about their dad’s "sobriety and the importance of it and why Daddy can’t drink."
"When we first had our child, we’d walk around the neighborhood, he’d pop a nonalcoholic beer in his hand and the baby would paw at it and put the rim in her mouth. It’s a sentimental thing for my girls. They have 15-minute breaks where they’re allowed to jump around and grab a snack and wiggle it out. I walk in to check on them at 9:30 and both of them are drinking an O’Doul’s on their Zooms. They’re both just sipping their Doulies. And I’m like, ‘What must these other parents and teachers think of me?’
"You’re welcome to tell me I’m a terrible parent. I don’t care. I’m a great parent, I think. I’m learning every day."