In a recent interview with US Weekly, Gabrielle says it’s important for stepmothers to decide on a parenting style and stick to it:
“I recognize that I am lucky. Not everyone has the same situation.
“My advice is just to be fair, reasonable and consistent. If you’re going to be a pushover, be a pushover. If you’re going to be a disciplinarian, be a disciplinarian. But be consistent so that [the kids] can get used to whoever it is that you are.”