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Brooke Shields Hopes Her Kids Stay Away From Showbiz

By Erica Bowen on September 7, 2010

Brooke Shields, Chris Henchy, husband, children, kids, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, new, 2010HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Brooke Shields is hoping her two young daughters stay away from showbiz.

The former child star said she is optimistic after her seeing Rowan, 7, and Grier, 4, on the set of husband Chris Henchy's new movie.

"Recently, my children tried out for a cameo in one of my husband's movies. They went through all the hair and make-up, got so excited in wardrobe, ate the location food and then they refused to go on," Shields explained to the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper. "And when I asked why, my daughter said, 'I just wanted the hair and make-up!' They obviously don't need approval as much as I did growing up.

"If I had my wish, it would be that they won't want to act. If they do, I'll support them as long as they get an education."

The 45-year-old actress also revealed that she is a tough mother, ruling with an "iron hand" because she worries about external influences.

"I'm a hands-on mom and I'm lucky to be able to be that," she said. "I can remember the things my mom used to do with me and that time together is so important."

"Last night I took the girls to a hoedown at their school and it's such a luxury to be just one of the moms," she continued. "But kids are so advanced these days. It's as if they are more than a generation away from us - maybe every generation feels that. And the content on television is so mature, there is a sassiness to these kids that my girls imitate. I have to rule with an iron hand."

Shields also admitted she is struggling with her mother's battle with dementia.

"I'm kind of in denial," she said of the recent diagnosis. "I'm confident in my own mothering - I've been making all my own decisions for a long time - but after all these years, I still want my mom. I go through the motions and I'm dealing with it, but I haven't arrived at any healthy place yet."

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