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Jessica Alba/Instagram Honor and Haven Warren; Cash Warren
Alba recently opened up about raising kids and shared what she believes is one of the "hardest" parts of parenting.
"The hardest part about being a parent is allowing your kids to make a mistake and knowing when it is going to be too hard or too much," she said on the Feb. 11 episode of Dear Media's Raising Good Humans podcast. "And then you're like, I guess nothing's too much."
"But I also like it — they're not mistakes, they're lessons, and they're meant to go through the challenges and it's meant to bring them out the other side," Alba continued.
"So, yeah, that's impossible. That's one thing that I definitely struggle with," she added.
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To keep her happy marriage with Warren on track, Alba — who tied the knot with the producer and entrepreneur in 2008 — previously said incorporating dates night has been beneficial to their success as a couple.
"At different times, there were different things that we needed. Around the time I had the kids, it was like, 'I need [date night] once a week,' " she recalled to PEOPLE in September 2021. "And he's been like, 'I need you to be present on the weekends and not work.' Over-communicating, maybe that's it."
The twosome additionally "over-communicate what's happening before it gets to the point of no return," the actress said at the time.
Being intentional about touching base with one another is also key. "I don't think we have a secret at all," Alba said of their marriage. "We just have to check each other."