Kristen Bell reveals rule she and Dax Shepard follow about arguing in front of their daughters

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

Actress Kristen Bell freely admits that, like most parents, she and husband Dax Shepard sometimes argue in front of their daughters, Delta, five, and Lincoln, four.

After all, they've been together for a decade and married for more than six years — spats are going to happen.

When they do, the former The Good Place star and Shepard make sure to follow an important rule.

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Actress Kristen Bell is seen walking in Midtown on March 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
THE VIEW - 3/23/17 Guests include Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard; Rep. Adam Schiff (via satellite) on ABC's 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Paula Lobo/ABC via Getty Images) KRISTEN BELL
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 506 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Kristen Bell during an interview with host Seth Meyers on March 22, 2017 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 22: Actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell visit the SiriusXM Studios on March 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: Actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'CHIPS' at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 20, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: Actress Kristen Bell arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'CHiPS' at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 20, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Hosts Maria Gabriel, Stylist Ilaria Urbinati, Simon Kinberg, Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell, Josh Schwartz and Jill Schwartz attend an Evening To Benefit The ACLU Of Southern California on March 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Rachel Bilson and Kristen Bell attend An Evening To Benefit The ACLU Of Southern California on March 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Kristen Bell arrives at People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater on January 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images for Fashion Media)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Kristen Bell (L) and recording artist/TV personality Gwen Stefani attend the People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater on January 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for People's Choice Awards)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Kristen Bell attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Actress Kristen Bell arrives at The Art of Elysium celebrating the 10th Anniversary at Red Studios on January 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- 'Universal Television TCA Studio Day' -- Pictured: Kristen Bell; The cast and creator of 'The Good Place' gather on the Universal Studios backlot for Universal Television's TCA Studio Day events on Friday, January 6, 2017 -- (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Actors Ted Danson (L) and Kristen Bell attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Conversations with 'The Good Place' at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Screening Room on November 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Kristen Bell attends The Grove Christmas With Seth MacFarlane at The Grove on November 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actors Dax Shepard (L) and Kristen Bell arrive at the 5th Annual Baby2Baby Gala at 3LABS on November 12, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Actress Kristen Bell attends the 7th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 15, 2016 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/WireImage for Fashion Media )
Kristen Bell arrives for the 68th Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. / AFP / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
THE GOOD PLACE -- 'Michael's Gambit' Episode 113 -- Pictured: (l-r) Ted Danson as Michael, Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop -- (Photo by: Vivian Zink/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 14: Rashida Jones and Kristen Bell attend the Jen Klein Day of Indulgence 2016 on August 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)
THE GOOD PLACE -- 'Mindy St. Claire' Episode 112 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop, D'Arcy Carden as Janet Della-Denunzio -- (Photo by: Vivian Zink/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- NBCUniversal Press Tour Portraits, AUGUST 02, 2016: (L-R) Actors William Jackson Harper, Kristen Bell, D'Arcy Carden, Ted Danson, Manny Jacinto, and Jameela Jamil of 'The Good Place' pose for a portrait in the the NBCUniversal Press Tour portrait studio at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 2, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 02: Actors Kristen Bell (L) and Ted Danson from NBCUniversal's 'The Good Place' pose for a portrait at the 2016 Summer TCAs Getty Images Portrait Studio at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 2, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Maarten de Boer/Getty Images)
THE GOOD PLACE -- 'Chidi's Choice' Episode 110 -- Pictured: Kristen Bell as Eleanor -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 26: Actress Kristen Bell arrives at the premiere of STX Entertainment's 'Bad Moms' at Mann Village Theatre on July 26, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 26: Actors Mila Kunis (L) and Kristen Bell attend the Premiere of STX Entertainment's 'Bad Moms' at Mann Village Theatre on July 26, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Imagesfor Fashion Media)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 19: Kristen Bell is seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on July 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 16: Actress Kristen Bell performs at 'United FORlando' presented by The Wallis and the Los Angeles LGBT Center at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on July 16, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
THE GOOD PLACE -- 'What We Owe To Each Other' Episode 105 -- Pictured: Kristen Bell as Eleanor -- (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: (L-R) Actresses Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn and Mila Kunis arrive at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: (L-R) Actresses Kathryn Hahn, Mila Kunis, and Kristen Bell attend the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Williamson/BBMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Actress Kristen Bell attends the NBCUniversal 2016 Upfront Presentation on May 16, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
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"My husband did say something pretty genius when the kids were little," Bell tells Yahoo. "He said, 'I think a lot of children see grumpy behaviour and they never see the resolution.

If we have an argument at dinner time, we put them to bed, they go to bed, and then in the bedroom, [we] apologise to one another. But they never see that.

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

So how on earth are we supposed to give them coping skills to have any conflict resolution? So, we said, let's make a pact to always apologise in front of them."

Bell swoons at the memory.

"Isn't that cute? I know, he thought of that," the Michigan native says.

She and Shepard have been thinking about what works and doesn't work in their relationship for years — almost from the start. It comes naturally by now.

"We started couples' therapy before we ever got married, because we knew we would not survive without it," Bell explains.

"When we entered into this relationship, we were like, we want to be on the porch together when we're 80. OK, so how do we get there?"

Bell has also teamed with her husband in an altogether different venture. They are two of the co-founders for Hello Bello, a company striving to provide premium baby products at budget prices. It's something that Bell has seen a need for in her own life.

"When I became a mom [sic], I was able to go to an L.A. boutique and buy a premium baby care product and not look at the price, but my friends in Michigan didn't have that luxury, because of budgetary restrictions and accessibility issues," Bell says.

"And I thought, 'Hmm, I can leverage the platform that I have to fill that gap, that void in the market.'"

Of course, they introduced their products together on Instagram, referring to each other as mum and dad.

-This article first appeared on Yahoo

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