Kristen Bell reveals how she keeps her children "grounded" while they're opening Christmas presents

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By Nasima Khatun

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Kristen Bell has recently opened up about the way she keeps her children "grounded" while they're opening presents on Christmas morning

And, unsurprisingly, fans seem to be loving the star's unique parenting tips.

Taking to Instagram, the 43-year-old revealed how she and her husband, Dax Shepard, like to keep their children-  Lincoln, 10, and Delta, 8 - in check while they're "ripping open packages".

The Frozen star shared several techniques, including handwritten notes, as well as expressing gratitude. Check out her video below:

"I'm wrapping presents right now," Bell started the video. "And during the month of December I'm usually preoccupied as to how to make it not so much of a frenzy when the kids are opening presents. So one thing we already require our kids to do is thank whoever got them the present directly."

The 'Bad Moms' star then proceeded to give an example of how they would do so, using the name of the person as well as a direct reference to the gift they got them.

"It puts this nice little break in between like tear, tear, tear [and] rip, rip, rip...'I've got things,' right?" she continued. "And this year I thought I'd try something new, which is - I'm going to put a little note on some of the presents..."

And again, Bell gave us another useful example. She was in the middle of wrapping journals and for this particular gift, her note is going to read: "I hope you enjoy writing down your thoughts as much as I enjoy hearing them."

This is so that it can "ground them in between ripping open packages to have a little sentiment to pay attention to."

"I don't know if it'll work, but anyone wanna try this out with me [to] see if it works?" the star concluded.

Hundreds of Instagram users took to the comments to express their opinions on the parenting techniques, with many commending the star for sharing such helpful tips.

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Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell want their kids to be grateful for their Christmas gifts this year. Credit: Peru Williams/Variety/Getty

"Love this!! My parents always had us hug, say thank you, and have a 1 on 1 moment. Makes it so much more meaningful," wrote one user.

Susie Allison, a lifestyle and parenting influencer on the platform also added: "Love this plan!!! We go around one at a time opening gifts so every gift has a special moment & the gift giver can be sure not to miss the present being opened. It creates a natural break with every present and gives my 3 kids time to see what everyone got, try things out, and see how beautiful gift giving & receiving can be."

Chelsea Handler also loved the tips, but she had a big problem: "I’m into it, but I have to get some kids."

"Love this idea. I do like having them stop and thank those who have them the gift in between as well!" this user also added.

Bell and her husband are somewhat known for her unique parenting tips.

During an episode of the 'In Fact With Chelsea Clinton' podcast back in April 2021, Shephard opened up about chatting openly to his girls about his 2020 relapse following a motorcycle accident.

"We explained, 'Well, Daddy was on these pills for a surgery and then Daddy was a bad boy. He started getting his own pills,'" Shepard said during the interview. "The proudest I am of my children ever is when they admit something and say sorry. That to me is the single most impressive thing a little person can do, because it’s the bravest thing to own your shortcomings."

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Dax Shepard told his daughters about his addiction issues. Credit: Rick Kern/Getty

While some fans were confused as to why the pair would share such a sensitive topic with their young children, others commended them for being open and honest - something they wished their own parents did with them during difficult times.

We can't help but stan!

Featured Image Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty

Kristen Bell reveals how she keeps her children "grounded" while they're opening Christmas presents

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

Kristen Bell has recently opened up about the way she keeps her children "grounded" while they're opening presents on Christmas morning

And, unsurprisingly, fans seem to be loving the star's unique parenting tips.

Taking to Instagram, the 43-year-old revealed how she and her husband, Dax Shepard, like to keep their children-  Lincoln, 10, and Delta, 8 - in check while they're "ripping open packages".

The Frozen star shared several techniques, including handwritten notes, as well as expressing gratitude. Check out her video below:

"I'm wrapping presents right now," Bell started the video. "And during the month of December I'm usually preoccupied as to how to make it not so much of a frenzy when the kids are opening presents. So one thing we already require our kids to do is thank whoever got them the present directly."

The 'Bad Moms' star then proceeded to give an example of how they would do so, using the name of the person as well as a direct reference to the gift they got them.

"It puts this nice little break in between like tear, tear, tear [and] rip, rip, rip...'I've got things,' right?" she continued. "And this year I thought I'd try something new, which is - I'm going to put a little note on some of the presents..."

And again, Bell gave us another useful example. She was in the middle of wrapping journals and for this particular gift, her note is going to read: "I hope you enjoy writing down your thoughts as much as I enjoy hearing them."

This is so that it can "ground them in between ripping open packages to have a little sentiment to pay attention to."

"I don't know if it'll work, but anyone wanna try this out with me [to] see if it works?" the star concluded.

Hundreds of Instagram users took to the comments to express their opinions on the parenting techniques, with many commending the star for sharing such helpful tips.

wp-image-1263241511 size-full
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell want their kids to be grateful for their Christmas gifts this year. Credit: Peru Williams/Variety/Getty

"Love this!! My parents always had us hug, say thank you, and have a 1 on 1 moment. Makes it so much more meaningful," wrote one user.

Susie Allison, a lifestyle and parenting influencer on the platform also added: "Love this plan!!! We go around one at a time opening gifts so every gift has a special moment & the gift giver can be sure not to miss the present being opened. It creates a natural break with every present and gives my 3 kids time to see what everyone got, try things out, and see how beautiful gift giving & receiving can be."

Chelsea Handler also loved the tips, but she had a big problem: "I’m into it, but I have to get some kids."

"Love this idea. I do like having them stop and thank those who have them the gift in between as well!" this user also added.

Bell and her husband are somewhat known for her unique parenting tips.

During an episode of the 'In Fact With Chelsea Clinton' podcast back in April 2021, Shephard opened up about chatting openly to his girls about his 2020 relapse following a motorcycle accident.

"We explained, 'Well, Daddy was on these pills for a surgery and then Daddy was a bad boy. He started getting his own pills,'" Shepard said during the interview. "The proudest I am of my children ever is when they admit something and say sorry. That to me is the single most impressive thing a little person can do, because it’s the bravest thing to own your shortcomings."

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Dax Shepard told his daughters about his addiction issues. Credit: Rick Kern/Getty

While some fans were confused as to why the pair would share such a sensitive topic with their young children, others commended them for being open and honest - something they wished their own parents did with them during difficult times.

We can't help but stan!

Featured Image Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty