How Jessica Alba disciplines her daughters

It's always interesting to see how other parents discipline their kids. Here's what Jessica Alba does when her daughters misbehave.

Photo: NAV/FameFlynet Jessica Alba, hubby Cash Warren and the girls going for lunch in Beverly Hills, California, Nov 9, 2013. Photo: NAV/FameFlynet

OK, you want to know this, don't you? Some of you don't know why you want to know this, but you clicked through, anyway, because some quirky, unknown part of you wants to know how Jessica Alba does it — or maybe how any mother does it.

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I myself use a variety of discipline techniques when my kidlets are misbehaving (which, at ages 6 and 8, is pretty much most of the time). I'm not particularly consistent, like Jessica is, but Josh-O and I have been known to put our kids in the shower in their clothes if they're dillydallying too much before shower time.

As for Jessica? Now that her kids, Honor, 5, and Haven, 2, are old enough to scrap and steal stuff from each other, she's been relying on a key discipline strategy — namely, the time out. But she takes it a step further....

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"They’re constantly snatching things out of the other one’s hand," Jessica, 32, tells People, "destroying something that the other one’s building."


"So now it's ‘Stand in the corner and put your nose against the wall!’" Jessica continues. “My two-year-old can last 15 seconds before she’s like, ‘Okay, I’m done!’, and then I’m like, ‘Wait, it’s not up to you!’ My five-year-old can go for some time, like a minute or two."

What do you think of Jessica's discipline strategy? And what's your go-to strategy?

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This article was originally published on Nov 12, 2013

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Haley Overland is a writer/editor at Today's Parent. Our resident celebrity queen, she dishes out all the sweetest scoop on celebrity families at our Celebrity Candy blog. She has interviewed celeb moms like Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba and Jillian Michaels, and has shared her expertise on CTV’s ETalk. Haley also has an award-winning personal blog,, where she writes about everything from motherhood to yoga, her dog “Betty White” and what it's like to be Clive Owen's girlfriend. Haley has two kids, whom she fondly refers to online as “The Monkey” and “The Rascal.”