Any tips for dealing with separation anxiety. I would take them any tips. [MUSIC] Okay girl, we're talking motherhood because that's what we do. Yes. Are there any products you couldn't live without when your kids were in the infant stage? Balmex. That's what you can't live without. Tell me what Balmex is. It's for diaper rash. And the smell of it I love. And it's a perfect product. If you witness a kid on the playground doing something they shouldn't be doing Do you speak up? It would depend on what they're doing, but I would imagine that I would say something, just to say, that's maybe not the coolest thing you could be doing right now and then trip them. [LAUGH] [LAUGH] What do you find to be the most effective way to make a child understand that he or she has crossed the line and there needs to be consequences? Well you have to use your very stern parenting voice [MUSIC] But once the emotion of whatever the thing is kinda quiets down, just to have a really conscious conversation about whatever the grievance was. Do you have any trips for increasing family bonding time at the dinner table? I think just everybody sit down to the dinner table. It's really part of the tapestry of what we all expect from each other. It's really meaningful and that is the time that we have had some incredible conversations and, So I usually have breakfast and dinner with my kids everyday. I think it really punctuates starting things together and sorta processing and winding it down together. What do you think is the right age to get a cell phone for your children? Well I have to say 12, because He's got a cellphone for her 12th birthday. We were on the fence, my husband and I ultimately her reasons for wanting a cellphone or so honest and clear. It was. It wasn't even like a PowerPoint, which she has pulled on us before. It was just complete, vulnerable honesty about her needs and I was too in love with in that moment. I was just like, "We've got to get her a cell phone now!"
Tonight, InStyle honored Julia Roberts with the 2018 Style Icon Award. But the actor didn't take all the credit when she went up on stage. Of course, she thanked her stylist, her makeup artist, and her team for putting together her unforgettable looks, but one person, in particular, got a sweet shoutout: Roberts thanked her 22-year-old self for having the guts to wear whatever she wanted.
Roberts gave the customary speech when she accepted, noting that she never ever goes shopping, but manages to look great at every event thanks to her team — including stylist Elizabeth Stewart, who was also being honored tonight.
"When you're popular and tall, you just have these incredibly smart people to your house with racks of stunning things. And so, this award is for being good at saying, 'Oh, I think that, that one,'" Roberts explained. "I went from pointing at the right stuff. That's honestly the whole thing. I never go shopping. I just said I wanted to wear these shoes and that makes me somehow great in a very pretend way. "
But Roberts didn't stop at her team. She explained that when she had just started out in the industry, without the luxury of having a team, she was left her own devices. It was that freedom that grounded her, reminding her that the whole A-list experience of red carpets, movie premieres, and awards shows are anything but ordinary. It was because of that naivety that Roberts wore whatever she wanted, even if it didn't make any sense.
"The great thing about being a nearly 51-year-old person is that 30 years in this business means that I can have incredibly smart people like Richard Curtis talk on my behalf and make me feel good about myself. It truly is about saying thank you, not for me, but for all the people that make me feel like myself in these very bizarre public instances," Roberts said. "If I were to take any credit, I would thank 22-year-old version of me, who wore, ad nauseam, a sort-of-like high-ranking naval jacket that I found at a vintage store with inexplicable black-and-white horizontal striped leggings and thought I was fantastic. For that girl, I thank you."
The speech had one more tidbit: Roberts is a Jeff Goldblum stan just like everyone else — she wished him a happy birthday from the podium. If that's not enough to cement her position as America's sweetheart forever, nothing else will do it.