Jane Fonda doesn’t have many regrets in her life, but she does have one, which she is now working on rectifying.
She was not the type of mother she wishes she had been to her kids, the 85-year-old actor said.
She has wonderful children who are brilliant and intelligent, and she simply didn’t know how to raise them.
Vanessa Vadim, Troy O’Donovan Garity, and Mary Luana Williams are Fonda’s three children. She recently talked with Wallace about her inability to raise her children while they were little.
It’s something she’s regretted her whole life, yet she intends to make amends.
The award-winning actress, like practically all new parents, was naive about raising a kid.
It wasn’t until years later, when she created a teen-focused organization, that she realized what it meant to be a parent.
In 1995, Fonda established the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential (GCAPP). The organization’s mission is to promote young people’s overall health and social well-being.
What she is truly terrified of is arriving at the end of life with a lot of regrets when there’s no time to do anything about them. And it’s one of the reasons she tries; she wants to finish everything before the end.
Parenthood is difficult. It’s one of the most challenging tasks.
There is no right or wrong way to do it, and it is one of the few occupations that one learns on the job. When it comes to parenting one’s children, everyone must give themselves some leeway.