Jennifer Garner says parents’ behaviour is the best way to teach their children how to conduct themselves. The 44-year-old star, who has two daughters Violet, 10, and Seraphina seven, and a son Samuel, four, with estranged husband Ben Affleck, thinks that only parents set a good example for their children, reported FemaleFirst.
“I don’t think empathy is something you can drill in someone’s head. You have to have faith that while your kids can seem to be selfish and concerned only about the word ‘mine’ sometimes, overall, they are watching you really carefully, and if you care about other people, they will too.
“I try to be the best version of myself and to have faith that they’re watching me as carefully when I do something right as they do when I roll through a stop sign,” she said.
Garner also expressed her fears for her eldest daughter Violet, who will soon discover social media as her schoolmates are now exploring laptops and other devices.
“We just had back to school night, and I said afterwards, ‘Do they need a computer?’ They need some kind of device or computer to complete their homework.
“Our daughter doesn’t have any of those things, and she’s like, the only kid in the class who doesn’t, apparently. So I found an old laptop this weekend for her, and I am kind of panicked about it. She’s not on social media yet – her school
has a no social media policy until sixth grade – but I know it’s coming soon,” she added.