Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman’s kids aren’t sheltered when it comes to the tragic things that occur in the world. In fact, the two superstars have very honest and open conversations with their daughters about current events such as natural disasters and mass shootings.
The country singer and the actress wanted their kids, Sunday Rose, 9, and Faith, 6, to know that they live in a very complicated world that does experience much turmoil but to navigate such atrocities with empathy and love.
“There’s darkness in the world, and at some point, you want to keep your kids from that because you want them to be able to enjoy their childhood and imagination and see the world in a beautiful way, that at some point learning how to navigate that is crucial for not letting them die and just telling them how to live,” explained Urban as to why the two of them choose to parent this way.
They feel very passionately about raising their girls in a way that shows them the importance of love and light in the world and in their lives by highlighting the importance of empathy. Kidman talks about how the mass shooting in Las Vegas took such a toll on her and Keith, as it’s affected so much of the country music community.
Kidman explained that their children are so involved with and connected to them that they could tell something was wrong after the shooting occurred. Urban and Kidman had to decide in a split second what they would tell their children about the tragedy. They did explain a little bit of what had happened as they don’t think the kids needed to know the gruesome details, but that they need to have an honest and open account of the bad that does happen in the world.
Urban and Kidman also talk about how their faith helps to get them through. They go to church most Sundays and have a relationship towards a higher power that helps sustain them and guide them in how they raise their children and get through difficult times.