Friday, January 13, 2012 / 9:29 am
Parent & Child – Family Values
In the February issue of Scholastic Parent & Child magazine, Katherine Heigl tells reporter Sarah Jane Brian that she is trying to instill some of the family values she learned growing up as child into raising her 3-year-old daughter Nancy Leigh (Naleigh).
During the interview for the cover feature, Katherine explained that she and her husband Josh Kelley, "both have families who believe in character, integrity, and morality. Not to be overindulged, to be respectful of parents. We feel strongly about these things, especially because of the industries we're in. We'll have to work a little bit harder to keep Naleigh grounded and to make sure she understands how blessed she is - how blessed we all are."
The country musician has also written a touching song about their daughter called Naleigh Moon that the couple have turned into a video which will get its first public airing on January 18. Katherine revealed that, "The idea was to show how Naleigh changed our lives, Josh's life specifically. We did it with no budget. I directed it, and we asked friends to edit it. We're proud of it."
Other topics of discussion in the article which focuses on adoption, include the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, organ donation and working with screen legend Debbie Reynolds on her new movie One For The Money.
Visit Scholastic.com to read an extract from the interview which includes an online only feature where Katherine discusses the moment she adopted her daughter.