Credit: Getty Images Photo: Kyle Richards on the Red Carpet at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Kyle Richards is one hard working woman — and she gets it from her mama! Although she is Beverly Hills born and bred, Kyle — who grew up in front of the camera as Alicia on Little House on the Prairie — insists she was hardly a spoiled kid like her peers thanks to her unique job and her mother’s influence.

"I was going to the set every day in Simi Valley and riding horses on the set of Little House on the Prairie and catching tadpoles in the stream. It gave me a glimpse into a different world, which I really appreciate now looking back as an adult," the 42-year-old reality star tells Parade.

Today, Kyle continues to work hard as both a mother and businesswoman, hoping to pass those values on to her offspring. “It was always very important to my mom that we were down to earth. She made us clean our own rooms and wash our own cars. That's how I was raised and that's how I want my daughters to be raised," she explains. And for the brunette beauty, that means setting an example by raising her kids without outside help. "I don't want someone else driving my children to school,” Kyle says. “I want to be there with them in the car having those conversations."

Source: Parade

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