Emily Blunt talks about teaching kids kindness

British star Emily Blunt and her American husband John Krasinski are incredibly private about their family life and their two daughters Hazel, eight, and Violet, five, are rarely seen out in public. However, the 'Devil Wears Prada' actress gave a sweet insight into the way they are raising their children.

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Talking to Marie Claire, Emily opened up about how she's teaching her little girls to be empathetic to others. "I encourage empathy in my kids and embracing differences and not being scared of them, or teasing people for them, you know?" she explained. "Making mistakes, or feeling like you have something that causes you to make mistakes, is a good thing. It's how you learn, and it's how you grow."

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The Mary Poppins actress speaks from experience. As a child she had a stutter. Explaining how the speech impediment affected her life, she said that it made her extra observant and aware of what was going on around her. Surprisingly, it also helped her get into acting. Her schoolteacher asked her if she wanted to do a class play, and after initially saying no, she was encouraged to change her mind. Emily flourished on stage. "I agreed to it, and I did speak completely fluently. I did a really bad northern English accent, which I won't even try and do for you now. That was the beginning of realising that I had a handle on it, and maybe it could be temporary, and maybe I could grow past this. That was kind of a big deal."

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Emily and John's kids are also being brought up to appreciate both their parents' cultures. The star and her husband have homes in Brooklyn, New York, and in London, where the actress comes from, and where she and John are currently based. Emily has said that she really loves Brooklyn, while John loves her home city, especially its green spaces. He told once told the Evening Standard: "Emily's family live near Richmond Park, which is arguably one of my favourite places in the world. I thought I knew what parks were in America. We have nice parks in America, but then you walk into Richmond Park with that sort of wilderness, untamed vibe with deer everywhere that aren't being shot at. It's one of the most tranquil, spiritual spots I've ever been to."


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