Andy Cohen shares insight into his parenting style — and why it doesn’t require fancy props.
On Saturday at BravoCon 2023 Ask Andy panel, Watch what’s happening live The host was asked about parenting advice from his book, Dad’s Diaries: The Year I Grew Up — which included being a better parent when you’re “just a little high.”
Cohen briefly revisited the parenting tip of the high before giving his biggest tip yet. His goal? Kids don’t necessarily need the best of the best when it comes to fancy gadgets.
“My big thing I learned from my baby nurse, Teresa — who also worked with Anderson [Cooper]she took us through a children’s camp — she really taught me about infants, don’t give them anything they get so addicted to,” he said.
Andy Cohen’s 2 Children: Everything You Need to Know
Andy Cohen with children Ben and Lucy.
In practice, this means that some baby essentials are not suitable for adaptability. “So none of my kids had pacifiers,” continued Cohen, 55. “I didn’t make a crib that shakes them to sleep, because what if I go somewhere and they don’t have an electric crib.”
Cohen also talked about raising his two children — son Ben, 4, and daughter Lucy, 18 months — in his 50s.
“I have to say that having kids later in life has been a blessing because I’m more in my own skin and I don’t think I’m the psychopath that I would have been 20 years ago,” Cohen concluded. “I think I’m a little more relaxed. ‘Okay, eat chips for breakfast, we’ll try again tomorrow.’”
Andy Cohen says he would feel ‘absolutely great’ if his two children followed in his footsteps
On Friday, single father Cohen also spoke about the possibility of his children entering the entertainment industry. “I would feel great about that,” Cohen said during Ask Andy panel. “Absolutely great about it. Ben is a ham, he’s so funny. It’s so funny when he says something really funny. I look at him and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, you’re funny’ and I’m so excited to get into it with him.”
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