Barrymore opened up about raising her daughters with ex Will Kopelman in a February interview with Ellen DeGeneres.
"I so wanted to raise kids in this ultra-traditional way and do everything so the polar opposite of my experience," she revealed. "And you know, it really is about the tone you set, and you can talk until you're blue in the face, but kids watch what you do every single day of your life, all day long, and that behavior and that example and that love and community and honesty is just, I think, what's making everything feel safe for my kids."
"That's really the intention I had as a parent was, 'How do my kids have this incredible sense of freedom inside their heart?'" she added.