Katie Holmes' mother is her inspiration.

The 35-year-old actress credits her supportive mum Kathleen for influencing her own parenting style with her seven-year-old daughter Suri, and says she has always admired her homemaking skills.

Speaking in the new issue of ELLE magazine, Katie said: ''She's an amazing woman. She's very creative and loving. She still sends us all care packages - things she sees when she's out that make her think of one of us. She'll send it with a beautiful card, great wrapping and ribbons. She makes everything just perfect.''

The former 'Dawson's Creek' star worries about Suri - whose father is her ex-husband Tom Cruise - growing up in today's society because of the external influences they are exposed to, especially on the internet.

Katie ensures she always protects her child and lets the youngster know she is loved very much as often as possible.

She mused: ''Children are exposed to so much more than we were. I suppose every generation goes through that feeling, 'Oh my god, it's so different from how I grew up.' I think the basics are very important: the number one thing is making sure my child feels loved. And that what she does and who she is, is special and important, and should be celebrated. And my mom always said, 'No one loves you like your mother'.''