Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Parenting: "The Internet Is Not Safe"

The Thanks for Sharing star opens up about daughter Apple

By Marc Malkin Sep 19, 2013 11:24 PMTags
Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin, Apple, Moses GTRES/FameFlynet

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's 9-year-old daughter, Apple, is starting to ask some tough questions.

"She has such an incredible brain so she'll ask me anything from what happens when our universe stops—what's next?" Paltrow said while promoting her new dramedy about sex addiction, Thanks for Sharing. "She asks me about why bad things happen, if there's a devil? Is God real or is it an energy?"

"She's super-smart," the proud mom continued. "She asked me like really big stuff."

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And then there's the birds-and-the-bees talk.

"The Internet is causing some of these conversations to happen earlier and earlier," Paltrow said. "She was exposed to a little something—not anything too bad, thank goodness—but by a friend who has older brothers and it's too early. She's only 9 and she's an innocent 9, so we haven't really gotten to it yet."

Most important is keeping the lines of communication open, Paltrow said.

"I just say [to Apple], 'There are things on the Internet that are really upsetting and even as a grownup that are too upsetting for me,'" she said. "And if she has any questions please come to me and she'll never be in trouble but that the Internet is not safe."