Christie Brinkley was stern with daughter Alexa Ray Joel following the troubled singer's overdose scare last December (09) - because she believes in "tough-love" parenting.
Brinkley's singer/songwriter daughter with ex-husband Billy Joel was taken to a New York hospital after she complained of breathing difficulties after taking homeopathic medication Traumeel.
Alexa Ray subsequently issued a public apology to friends and family members, admitting she was "being dramatic" and had no intention of really harming herself.
She revealed her breakdown was sparked by a fight with her on/off boyfriend, Jimmy Riot, who she began dating when she was 19.
And mum Brinkley made sure to give the 24 year old plenty of practical advice after the incident.
She tells Ladies' Home Journal: "Your job as a parent is to listen. And to dole out as much love as you can. 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.'
"She tried to do something dramatic to prove to her boyfriend how much he hurt her. I think many people can relate to that excruciating pain of love gone wrong. I'd rather have a broken arm than a broken heart."