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Alyssa Milano: Perfection is unrealistic

Alyssa Milano is hoping her role as the voice of Sprout Network’s pro-social Kindness Counts campaign will help today’s youth realise the importance of good manners.

(Cover) - EN Showbiz - Alyssa Milano thinks focusing on “finding the extraordinary in the ordinary” is far more satisfying than the pursuit of perfection.

The 42-year-old actress and mother-of-two has been dubbed Sprout Network’s Mom-Bassador and the face of the company’s pro-social Kindness Counts campaign.

Alyssa is honoured with the title and she hopes to alter others’ perception of life through her duties.

“Well, I love everything that Sprout stands for. I love that it's all about inspiring learning by doing and finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, and celebrating that life is not perfect. Sometimes it gets messy but you've got to go with the flow and grow from it,” she explained to MStarz. “I think really learning to be kind to yourself is really important. We put so much pressure on ourselves to try to be perfect in every area of our lives. We try to be the perfect wife, the perfect mother, the perfect businesswoman, the perfect - whatever it is - homemaker, cooker - whatever it is.

“And it's just, I think, an unrealistic goal to try to reach. I think it is so much more important to be kind to yourself and know I'm going to do the best that I can always by my family, but sometimes something's going to give and something's not going to be perfect. And I'm going to have to learn to be okay with that because I'm doing the best I can.”

Alyssa shares son Milo and daughter Elizabella with husband David Bugliari.

And she attempts to cultivate a deep sense of propriety in her children.

“Hopefully you teach kindness by being kind yourself and having them witness how you treat other human beings and other things that are alive on the planet, taking care of our environment,” Alyssa noted. “We always...if we're walking in the park or at his school and we see trash, we pick it up because it's also important to be kind to the Earth; instilling thank you, and please, and all of those basic things.”

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