Why I ‘Took Social Media Away’ From My Daughter

Padma Lakshmi has parenting on lock — actually! The Prime Chef host now not permits her 13-year-old daughter to make use of social media.

“I took social media away from her as a result of I felt like she was evaluating herself to lots of people and pictures that actually aren’t good for a teenage woman,” the Style the Nation With Padma Lakshmi host, 52, completely instructed Us Weekly on the Time100 pink carpet in New York Metropolis on Wednesday, April 26. “She’s very sensible and brilliant, and my job is to shepherd her on the trail of being one of the best of your self.”

Lakshmi, who shares daughter Krishna with ex Adam Dell, additionally revealed to Us the recommendation she offers to her teen: “I inform her to be sort to herself,” the Tomatoes for Neela writer shared.

The Bravo character — who was named on Time’s 100 most influential individuals checklist in 2023 — has been candid about elevating her daughter to like herself and her physique. So as to do that, Lakshmi defined, language is the whole lot.

Padma Lakshmi Explains Why She Took Social Media Away From Daughter Krishna Lakshmi-Dell

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“It’s crucial how we speak about our our bodies. It’s superb to say amongst your girlfriends, ‘Oh, I’m feeling fats in my denims.’ However watch out what you say [in front of children],” she defined to Us in 2021, noting she would use a phrase like, “My denims will not be becoming me correctly,” as a substitute.

Lakshmi added: “We wish to watch out with the language we use on social media, on billboards, all media. We simply wish to be conscious of our little woman and simply ensure that we’re talking appropriately and never exaggerating as a result of it’s a really harmful panorama for younger girls. I really feel this acutely. Physique picture is a extremely, actually huge deal. Younger women and teenage women and boys have a lot stress that we didn’t have once we have been youngsters.”

Although the award-winning TV character doesn’t enable Krishna to have her personal socials, that doesn’t imply the teenager can’t sometimes get in on her mother’s web enjoyable.

In September 2022, Lakshmi uploaded a video that showcased the mother-daughter duo’s hilarious bond.

Padma Lakshmi Explains Why She Took Social Media Away From Daughter

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“I used to be making tomato sauce. Littlhands was serving a roast,” the Love, Loss and What We Ate writer captioned the social media clip, through which she tried to make a home made sauce — whereas Krishna put in her personal two cents.

“Do-it-yourself tomato sauce which you could then freeze and put away for winter,” Lakshmi famous within the tutorial, which was interrupted by Krishna yelling one thing from afar.

“I’m doing a video!” Lakshmi known as again, to which her daughter replied: “No one cares!”

“My daughter retaining me humble 😅,” the TV host wrote over the footage.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi