The 46-year-old actress - who has children James, eight, and two-year-old twins Tabitha and Marion with husband Matthew Broderick - admits her son has a list of rules for her to ensure she doesn`t do anything in public that may make him feel uncomfortable.
She explained: "James doesn`t like me using words he thinks I`m too old to use and I`m not allowed to dance in front of anyone.
"I would never dance in public in a million years but I do it in private just to annoy him. I used to do a special song and dance for him when he was a toddler, but now when I say I feel it coming on, he screams, `Nooooo.` "
The `I Don`t Know How She Does It` star also admitted she often breaks parenting rules in raising her children - though they know how to manipulate her policies.
She explained: "As a parent, you`re constantly breaking rules. I potty train my kids by using half a jelly bean, which is bribery.
"One of my daughters now sits on her potty and just makes the sound of peeing. She`s a clever one."