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Sarah Jessica Parker had an interesting childhood — in fact, it’s one that might make you a little bummed. Growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, her recollection of growing up might leave you at a loss for words, but she still has nothing but positive experiences from it.

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We kind of want to give her Mom a big hug. While a lack of Christmas seems tough to deal with (and we — thankfully — don’t know what we’d do without electricity after a period of time) there were a lot of lessons that Parker gained when it was time for her to parent her own children — after all, she’s got three of them with husband Matthew Broderick.

But uh — withholding stuff from them? Don’t worry, it’s not as bad as you think. The kids are loved, and well taken care of.

So in general, she wants her kids to pretty much have an appreciation for all they have. And know what? That’s super respectable. It’s nice to know that while it’s not likely that Parker and Broderick have financial struggles similar to Parker’s Mom back in the day, they still want to teach their children the value of a dollar, and the great feeling you get from earning something you truly want.


It’s interesting, since we’ve rarely seen celebrities talk about parenting their kids when it comes to big life lessons like this. But, it just proves that both Parker and Broderick focus hard on making their family as strong as possible!