Christie Brinkley Talks 'Tough Love' For Daughter Alexa Ray Joel

08/05/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Tim Nudd

Christie Brinkley was empathetic but stern with Alexa Ray Joel after her daughter took some pills and was hospitalized in December.

"Your job as a parent is to listen. And to dole out as much love as you can," the supermodel tells Ladies' Home Journal in its July issue. "That includes tough love. I told Alexa, 'You got yourself worked into such a tizzy. You need to examine that, you need to seek professional advice.' "