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Troubled childhood made me good mother - Drew Barrymore

Published: 1:04PM Sunday January 20, 2013 Source: BANG Showbiz

Drew Barrymore believes her turbulent childhood has taught her how to be a good mother.

The Hollywood actress has revealed she learned a lot about the kind of mother she wants to be from the difficult relationship she had with her own mother, Jaid Barrymore, and wants her daughter to always know she will be there for her.

Drew is married to Will Kopelman and gave birth to their first daughter Olive three months ago.

"I will be there at 3pm in the school line waiting to pick her up, that's first and foremost," she told Oprah Winfrey's, Oprah's Next Chapter chat show in a new episode that will air on OWN on Sunday.

In the emotional interview, the 37-year-old actress explained that broken promises are what upset her most growing up.

"I think that's as a kid what I craved the most, was just believing that was going to be there. Being there in that school line," she said.

"I think the world offers so many wonderful varieties of obstacles but that shouldn't be one for kids - is the worry that my parent won't be there."

The actress sais she always wants to be honest with her daughter and revealed she has already planned what to tell her about her own wild youth, during which she did drugs, got divorced twice, flashed her breasts at David Letterman on television and also admitted she was bisexual.

"I will absolutely instil in her that you cannot be ashamed of the journey that it took, you know, to get where you are if you are proud of yourself," she said.

"But I will also try to instil on her that I did not have guidance and that is why I lived my life that way. And although I am proud of it and I don't want to spend the rest of my life regretting it, there is no option for her to take that path because she has guidance."