Hollywood couple Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have long been open with fans when it comes to parenting.
Now, Ripa and Consuelos are opening up about some of the lessons they’ve taught their children.
According to Entertainment Tonight, the couple spoke about their children ahead of a gala for The Trevor Project, an organization that aims to prevent suicide among LGBTQA youth.
The parents seemed to concentrate on teaching their kids about growing and keeping relationships with those special to them.
Consuelos said of his children, 22-year-old Michael, 18-year-old Lola, and 16-year-old Joaquin:
“I think especially with the programs that they’re in, the peers they are going to school with are people they are going to be working with, so [we’ve told them] make connections, cultivate those relationships.”
Ripa then added:
“I think what they have learned so far in their young lives is that you show up for people when they show up for you and you show up. And you don’t make a commitment and suddenly a better offer comes along [and you leave the other behind].”
The couple’s only daughter, Lola, recently graduated high school and will be heading off to college at New York University in the fall. It’s the same school her eldest brother attends.
Their youngest son is still attending high school.
Though their children are growing up quick, it seems the proud parents are still doing what they can to pass on some words of wisdom.