Mindy Kaling is opening up about her parenting style. Kaling, who is the mother to Katherine, 3, and Spencer, 6 months, spoke with UCLA associate professor of psychiatry Dr. Robin Berman about how much she loves being a mom.
"It has been wonderful," Kaling, 41, told Berman of motherhood, adding, "I don't know if I recommend everyone having a secret pregnancy during a worldwide pandemic, but I will say I learned a lot from it. Definitely like a once in a lifetime type of thing."
Kaling said that she's "inspired by parenting where the parents don't scream. If you can not scream at your children, I think you're a good parent."
"To me, people who do not blow their top and also can stay on a consistent message. That to me — I'm the most impressed by those people," the actress said.
She also admitted it’s not easy doing it on her own. "Being a single mom is not for everyone," Kaling said, adding that she is "only able to do it" because she has a full-time nanny, and that her dad is retired and helps out with Kit and Spencer.
"So we have this like little strange little house of like intergenerational, interracial people that are coming in and out to take care of everything," she said.