Kristen Stewart started as a child star, but her mother, Jules Stewart, said she raised her kids to be adults, and coached them to not be afraid to make mistakes or fail.

Those lessons probably came in handy in the past year, as the Twilight star went from the adored half of "Robsten" with Robert Pattinson, to "the other woman" in what Kristen herself called an "indiscretion" with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders. Jules co-wrote and directed the new film K-11 and talked to the site Suicide Girls about the film, as well as her children.

"You have an incredibly talented family. You must be very proud. As a mother, how did you foster creativity within your children?"
Jules Stewart: "Well I tried to raise my kids…I didn’t raise them to be children, I raised them to be adults. That a concept that might be lost on a lot of people. I also tried to make them understand that it’s OK to make mistakes, so don’t be afraid to have a go at doing something different. And in that vein of ‘I’m interested in this, let’s try it, let’s see what happens’ my kids have always been the first ones on the line ready to have a go at something different. And it’s OK to fail, because that’s how you learn, when you fail."

Kristen has been very adventurous so far in her film career, and she's been hearing a lot of that "it's OK to make mistakes" message from her peers in Hollywood, like Emma Watson, who feel KStew was unfairly attacked after the "scandal" news broke. Now it's a new year, with new opportunities for Kristen and her family — and Rob, if they decide to keep their relationship alive. Time will tell.

Source: Suicide Girls