Many parents have experienced the following scenario: You have to leave for an important event, but your children are pleading with you to stay home. During a Q&A at Pearl xChange
—a daylong women's empowerment conference founded by Nicole Richie, who also served as the event's host—actress and entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow told an audience of participants that she has felt plenty of guilt in such moments. Yet, she said, she knows she can't let that stop her from going about her day.
In the video above, the 43-year-old Oscar® winner explains why simply being honest with your kids might be the best policy.