Chrissy Teigen is letting her son embrace his vulnerable nature.
The model and her husband John Legend share a two-year-old son, who is growing up to be an “emotional tot.” Instead of teaching him the conventional methods of ‘being a man,’ the couple is focusing on relaying to their son that it’s okay to be emotional and vulnerable.
"Miles is very emotional. He's a lot like me too,” Chrissy said. “He wears his heart on his sleeve, and we embrace that. I think more men should embrace their emotions. I think that's really important in this world. That it's okay to cry, and it's okay to be upset about something or to be sad about something. We're going to talk it through and it's okay.”
The couple does not have time to entertain the unhealthy narrative of toxic masculinity within the four walls of their house. Chrissy gushed over her husband’s maturity to deal with this situation as well and said:
"There is no 'Be a man' in our house. There's no right way to be a man, and John is so good about showing them through how he treats me how to be a good man, how to be a good father. It's wonderful to see."
The Cravings author then went on to relay a parenting tactic that it is important to sometimes just let your children be, and while you’re at it— it is important to be kind to them.
"I'm an open, free spirit and I love kids to be kids. For us, kindness is such a big thing. When you meet our kids, they're very warm and friendly. You instill those things in them, but for the most part let them be creative and wondrous and spirited and curious beings."