Tika Sumpter has opened up on how she has kept her 4-year old daughter, Ella in order amid the chaos caused by the pandemic.
Tika Sumpter On How She Keeps Her Daughter In Check
During an interview on the Moms Like Us podcast, Tika spoke on how she approaches Ella in the same way she would do an adult. She said: “Their minds are so brilliant, so I would say speak to them like they’re humans because they are. Her whole life, we never really baby talked to her, and we’ve just seen that it has helped her development a little more.”
Ella has been doing very well of late in her personal life. Her relationship with her fiancé Nick James is going well, and this has extended to her daughter too. By all accounts, Tika has noticed the positives of taking this adult-based approach. She added: “Now we’re seeing the fruits of that, which is her being able to put her words to how she feels. If she’s angry with us, instead of saying, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ [I say], ‘I’m upset with you. You made me very mad.”
The actress, though, has had the benefit of having a good family around her. This was particularly evident during the pandemic, where changes in her work schedule coupled with the general chaos in society, could have turned her life upside down. And yet, Tika has flourished. She continued: “I have an amazing support system, which is my fiancé, Nick. And he definitely had a little more patience than I did.”
While we may take Tika for granted and assume she is superwomen, she does like to have her own downtime. So how does she spend it? Well, it may surprise you. She noted: “I like to meditate. I [watched] documentaries last night. I read a book. Right now, I had to do a 14-day quarantine in Canada because I’m working on Sonic 2, so that was really a time out.”
It is nice to see Tika fully in control of her personal life. As for Tika’s work, if you have not checked her out, then you can start at her sitcom Mixed-ish. If you enjoyed reading this article, then please make sure you check out our other features on the Daily Soap Dish. Please also visit TVRocker for all of the latest exciting news on all of your favourite daytime television soaps.