Reese Witherspoon Talks To Her Kids About Chris Brown And Rihanna To Teach Them About Domestic Violence

"My Daughter Knows What Happened"

Reese Witherspoon is a big supporter in the fight against domestic violence. This week she appeared at the World Conference of Women’s Shelters in Washington, D.C., as part of her partnership with the Avon Foundation. She candidly discussed the issue, and told everyone how she talks to her two children, Ava who is 12, and Deacon who is 8, about domestic abuse. She also said that she uses the now notorious Rihanna and Chris Brown incident as an example and her kids know all about it. Read what Reese says she explains to her kids, and watch her in a short video for the Avon Foundation explaining the importance of the fight…

“We talk about domestic violence and what that means…although the concept is somewhat foreign to them, they’re starting to understand that this happens to families in our country and all throughout the world…My daughter knows what happened [about Rihanna]. My son knows as well…We talk about what is abuse. I think it’s important to talk to our daughters and our sons in order to educate them at an early age about what’s appropriate and what is absolutely not acceptable.”

I think it is great that Reese is such a hands-on mom and this kind of open and mature conversation shows me that she is a fabulous mother to Ava and Deacon. The topic is not easy to talk about, and especially with young kids, but it’s important, and Reese seems to be doing a really good job.

Check out the cute pics of Reese out for lunch with her kids…

Watch Reese’s statement against domestic violence for the Avon Foundation… she is right, the more we spread the word, even by forwarding on this message, the closer we are getting to combating this serious, real and devastating problem.

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  1. Juneh

    I don’t really think the pictures with her kids are cute, cause both Deacon and Ava obviously don’t want to be pictured. But yeah.. she’s cool.. sometimes haha.

  2. PHIL

    What a refreshing story. Reese sounds like a great mom. It’s so important to talk to children about such important issues.

  3. gypsy

    Oh brother reese is annoying. What does that situation have to do with her? Its old two yrs ago…she should talk about the assault i endured from her shit movie this means war…old cunt

    • @gypsy — Your comment says more about you than how “annoying” Reese is. Good job.

    • ChristineLA

      Clearly any and all messages about domestic violence are lost on you if you find it acceptable to refer to any woman in that way. Don’t have kids, please.

  4. muchacha

    Great article on an important topic. Good for her for speaking her mind and speaking out. Giving a contemporary example of how to talk to you kids about situations like Rihanna/Chris Brown will hopefully reach and resonate with the greater public.

  5. Jenjen

    Wow gypsy you obviously need help…i praise Reese she actually seems like shes doing a great job as a mom….and ya its been 2 yrs but domestic violence is still important to talk about…

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