Connie Britton shares ‘best’ parenting advice from Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is a parenting genius!

Kidman, who shares daughters Sunday, 10, and Faith, 8, with her husband, Keith Urban, imparted her wisdom to Connie Britton, who decided to share the advice with Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM show on Wednesday.

Britton, 51, adopted her son, Eyob, in 2011, and has raised him as a single parent ever since. Cohen is preparing to welcome a baby boy in February via surrogate. 

“The best, best, best piece of advice that I ever got for traveling with a kid was from Nicole Kidman my first year in Nashville,” Britton told Cohen. 

“I’m listening,” Cohen quipped. 

Noting that Kidman and Urban often travel back and forth to Australia and take long flights with their children, Britton shared the secret she received from the Oscar winner. 

“She said we have it down to a science because they have an iPad that they can only use — and Nicole’s pretty hard core about technology with the kids — they have an iPad they only are allowed to use on the plane,” Britton noted. 

The trick has worked with her own son, Eyob. 

"The only time he uses an iPad is [on the plane]. He sits down in his seat. He’s like, ‘Mom, can I look at my iPad?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah,’” she said. “We don’t speak the entire plane ride. Instead of giving him multiple doses of Benadryl, just do the iPad and then it goes back in his backpack when we land.”

Cohen seemed very impressed with the advice. The Bravo host recently announced he’s expecting a baby boy in February. 

“I just never thought it would be possible as a gay man to grow up and have a family,” Cohen told Anderson Cooper during the New Year’s Eve special on CNN. “And, then here we are in 2018, almost [2019], and anything’s possible. I’m so grateful to a wonderful surrogate that I’m working with. I turned 50 this year, and it takes some people longer to get to that place and it took me this time.” 

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 1996: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) American actor, Tom Cruise, with his Australian actress wife, Nicole Kidman, and children, Isabella and Connor, at Jet Charter Centre after arriving in Sydney for a family holiday. (Photo by Newspix/Getty Images)
Actress Nicole Kidman and her son Connor sit at the dias as they attend the American Cinematheque Tribute to Nicole Kidman November 14, 2003 in Beverly Hills. Kidman received the 2003 American Cinematheque Award for her contributions to cinema. Kidman's daughter Isabella was also in attendance. The tribute will be telecast on the AMC cable network December 1 in the United States.
Actress Nicole Kidman and her children son Connor (C) and daughter Isabella sit at the dias as they attend the American Cinematheque Tribute to Nicole Kidman November 14, 2003 in Beverly Hills. Kidman received the 2003 American Cinematheque Award for her contributions to cinema. The tribute will be telecast on the AMC cable network December 1 in the United States.
Actress Nicole Kidman (C) and her adopted children Isabella (L) and Connor stand during the seventh inning stretch, at Game 6 of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, October 15, 2003. REUTERS/Shaun Best PM/GN
Nicole Kidman's daughter, Isabella Cruise (left), Antonia Kidman, and her daughter outside her Darling Point home on Sunday, June 15, 2006. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 25: Actress Nicole Kidman (C) and her children Connor (2nd-L) and Isabella (2nd-R) attend a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat at the Staples Center December 25, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman take a walk through Central Park with their daughter Isabella. (Photo by Mitchell Gerber/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
Nicole Kidman and daugther Isabella (short hair) (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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