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Motherhood and Suri are Katie Holmes' No. 1 priority

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No. 1 thing is ensuring "my child feels loved"

Katie Holmes may be an actress, but she is first and foremost a mom, and she has a lot to say on the topic!
No. 1 thing is ensuring "my child feels loved"
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In her latest interview with Elle magazine U.K., Katie Holmes wants the world to know just how much she is loving motherhood, and there is no one more important in her life than her daughter Suri, 7, whom she shares with her ex-husband Tom Cruise.

Being a parent is no easy task, and the Dawson's Creek actress believes that when it comes to parenting it is the basics that are truly important, and they entail making sure your child feels special and loved at all times.

According to the Daily Mail, Holmes revealed her thoughts on parenting in the April edition of the magazine — where she graces the front cover in a multicolored Prada coat and nothing else.

She said, "Children are exposed to so much more than we were, I suppose every generation goes through that feeling of, 'Oh my God, it's so different from how I grew up.'"

"I think the basics are very important: The number one thing is making sure my child feels loved. And good about herself. And that what she does and who she is, is special and important, and should be celebrated."

Holmes and Cruise split up in 2012 after six years of marriage and it appears that being a single mother has only increased the actress' appreciation and respect for women. She revealed, "I think all of our experiences bring us to a greater understanding of ourselves and help us realize what is most important."

"That being said, I have three older sisters and one older brother and I went to an all-girls school, and have always been a fan of women. I support women and all experiences give you more insight into others, as well as yourself."

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