Frozen star Kristen Bell has sparked controversy after admitting she allows her daughters to guzzle non-alcoholic beers and doesn't care what critics think.
The actress says her kids Lincoln, seven, and Delta, five, indulge in their dad Dax Shepard’s O'Doul's booze-free beers.
She told how she is happy for the youngsters to enjoy the drinks, adding she's "a great parent”.
Speaking on the podcast Say Yes! With Carla Hall, Kristen, 40, said: “I'm going to get a lot of flack for this. And let me start by saying I don't care.
“You're welcome to tell me I'm a terrible parent. I don't care. I'm a great parent, I think. I'm learning every day".
Dax has been sober for 16 years and Kristen says the girls now drink the beers in a bid to feel “close” to their dad.
She said: “When we had our first child and my husband would put her in the Babybjorn and we'd walk around the neighbourhood, he'd pop a non-alcoholic beer in his hand and the baby would paw at it and put the rim in her mouth.
"It's a sentimental thing for my girls, right? It makes them feel close to their dad.
“We're like, 'I mean, there's nothing wrong with it. It's just essentially a bubbly juice.
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"Right? There's nothing in it. We also talk to them very much about [Dax's] sobriety and the importance of it and why Daddy can't drink."
The mum also told how her kids leave their classmates stunned when they starting drinking the beers on school Zoom calls.
She explained: "They have 15-minute breaks where they're allowed to jump around and grab a snack and wiggle it out. And I walk in to check on them at 9:30 and both of them are drinking an O'Doul's on their Zooms.
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"They're both just sipping their Doulies. And I'm like, 'What must these other parents and teachers think of me?'
"And then I remind myself, 'You don't care, Kristen. They can pretend like you're doing something wrong. I would argue that I'm not, because it's non-alcoholic."
Kristen was slammed on social media by horrified parents following her remarks.
One person fumed: “Not a taste I want my kids getting used to or bragging about.”
Another said: “No type of beer should be acceptable. You don’t want your children interested in drinking. Later it may be alcoholic beer or something stronger.”
A third furious person wrote: “That’s ridiculous to allow your five and seven-year-old to drink that. He’s going to tell them to do shrooms, smoke weed and drink?"
Earlier this year Kristen received more criticism for her parenting skills after revealing Delta is still wearing nappies.
On an episode of Momsplaining with Kristen Bell she said: "My oldest daughter, at 21 months, we merely suggested that she use the toilet in the other room and [she] never wore another diaper beyond that."
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