Angelina Jolie previously shared her heartbreaking worries about becoming a mom.
In a special edition of Time’s Parent newsletter, Angelina Jolie penned an open letter addressed to fellow parents as part of her guest-editing stint.
According to the actress, she was worried about becoming a parent because she was not a very stable youth.
“In fact, I never thought I could be anyone’s mom. I remember the decision to become a parent. It wasn’t hard to love. It wasn’t hard to dedicate myself to someone and something greater than my life,” Jolie said.
Angelina Jolie reveals what was hard about becoming a mom
The Maleficent: Mistress of Evil star said that what was difficult for her was knowing that from then on, she needed to make sure that everyone’s OK.
“To manage it and make it work. From food to school to medical. Whatever would come. And to be patient. I realized I stopped my constant daydreaming, instead of staying always ready for any break into what I was doing or thinking to answer a need. It was a new skill to acquire,” Jolie wrote.
The actress empathized with parents who have children at home
Brad Pitt’s ex-wife also empathized with the parents who have children at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. Jolie has also been working from home, and her children are homeschooled.
“One thing that has helped me is to know that’s impossible. It is a lovely thing to discover that your children don’t want you perfect. They just want you honest. And doing your best. In fact, the more room they have to be great where you are weak, the stronger they may become. They love you. They want to help you. So, in the end, it’s the team you build. And in a way, they are raising you up too. You grow together,” Jolie wrote.
Angelina Jolie op-ed piece
Angelina Jolie has been very active during the coronavirus pandemic. She is also actively involved in humanitarian causes, particularly those that are for the youth.
According to People, Jolie has written essays for Time. She has also donated money to help those in need, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Isolating a victim from family and friends is a well-known tactic of control by abusers, meaning that the social distancing that is necessary to stop COVID-19 is one that will inadvertently fuel a direct rise in trauma and suffering for vulnerable children. It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. It will take an effort by the whole of our country to give children the protection and care they deserve,” she wrote in her op-ed piece.