Rosario Dawson's licking lesson
Mar 11, 2009, 5:00 GMT
Rosario Dawson plans to lick her children to punish them when they are naughty.
The 29-year-old actress - who is yet to have kids but hopes to have a large brood one day - knows the unusual method of discipline will work as it is exactly what her mother did to her when she misbehaved.
She said: "I think licking is a really great way of disciplining your child. It's definitely a lot better than screaming at them.
"My mom did it to me for punishment, she loves to say that I came from her so she can do anything that she wants to me in public. If I was acting out or talking up or just being a precocious child as I was she would lick me on my face in front of all her friends."
Rosario's latest movie 'Explicit' takes an in-depth look at the US health system, something which is close to the actress' heart.
She added to Fox News: "My mom got struck by a car several years ago and is still sustaining the injuries. She is diabetic and asthmatic which came a lot from being in New York City during 9/11 and going and volunteering and helping out and just seeing the catastrophe of so many people who got sick then who are still not being helped in the proper ways."