"I think a lot of these girls are young, and it's all so tempting. For some reason, I wasn't tempted. I don't know why. Sometimes I wish I was a little more tempted to have a little more fun," Shields says in the September issue of Redbook. "But I see them, and someone will ask, 'Well what do you want to say to so-and-so?' I don't want to say anything to them. I want to talk to their mothers."
"I always feel like the odd mom out, because, trust me, when I tell you I'm on my girls," she says. "And every time I am, I know from the outside it looks like I'm an overbearing, controlling parent. But I don't think we have any responsibility to anybody else but our kids and ourselves."
This fall, Shields stars in the upcoming NBC series "Lipstick Jungle," based on the book by "Sex and the City" creator Candace Bushnell.
The September issue of Redbook is out Aug. 21.