Angelina Jolie's Most Important Parenting Tip: Listen

This week's Angelina Jolie parenting tip comes from a very personal place—her own childhood, and her close bond with her mother, French-American actor Marcheline Bertrand, who died of ovarian cancer in 2007 (famously inspiring Jolie to undergo preventative surgery herself).

Jolie discussed the legacy of their mother-daughter relationship with friend and journalist Marianne Pearl in an interview for French Elle. "She would have thrived as a grandmother, she told Pearl, according to People.

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It's something at the top of the mind of anyone who loses a parent: the moments they will miss—birthdays, anniversaries, and of course, meeting grandchildren.

"I would give anything for her to be with me at this time. I've needed her. I talk to her often in my mind and try to think what she might say and how she might guide me."

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So she looks to the memory of Bertrand, who raised her as a single mom.

"I try to lead by example, being conscious of others and being responsible. And to help them have a broader view of the world," Jolie told Pearl.

"But really the only way I know to raise them is to really listen. It's perhaps the most important thing any parent can do."

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