Kelly Ripa Shares Secret to Having Open Line of Communication With Kids

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Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest are back for a brand new season of Live With Kelly & Ryan and, of course, we had to have Ripa stop by the studio today too!

Ripa, who is mom to kids Lola, 20, Joaquin, 18, and Michael, 24, with husband Mark Consuelos, shared she's now navigating being an empty nester but a key to raising kids with an open line of communication comes down to not showing judgment.

"Here's what made the difference to us: Whatever our kids told us … in real-time, we did not react. We were nonreactive and that left them open to not feeling judged," Ripa shared, adding kids need to "know they have a support system behind them."

Ripa added their nonrelative, circle of friends also provided them with sounding boards and practical advice, including Seacrest!

Listen back to hear the story when Lola shared with Seacrest over mom that she wanted to get a tattoo...

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