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'Harry Potter' Star Helena Bonham Carter Is Learning How To Be A Better Mom

Tue, November 23, 2010 8:53am EDT by 1 Comment

Actress Helena Bonham Carter is undergoing parenting classes so she can raise her two kids better. Shouldn’t she have taken those courses before she had kids?

Helena Bonham Carter believes in the better late than never philosophy of parenting. She already has a son Billy, 7, and daughter Nell, 3 next month, with Alice in Wonderland director Tim Burton. But she admits she was never taught basic parenting essentials before she became a mom — so she’s attending special sessions to make up for lost time.

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“It’s much harder being a mom than an actress. I’m taking parenting classes. You know, no one taught me what to do,” says star, who plays evil witch Bellatrix Lestrange in the latest wizard movie Deathly Hallows, to E! Online.

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And the most important lesson the “fun” classes have taught her? That she doesn’t have to be a superhero to be a good mom. “They’re teaching me some really interesting things, like it’s not your job to know everything,” she adds. “What a relief. I don’t have to know everything.” Can you relate?

Maybe more celebrity moms should take parenting classes! What do you think HollyMoms?

— Ian Garland

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