Some celebrities show off their children on social media, while others keep their little ones offline. Ayesha Curry went the former route and recently admitted she regrets the decision. 

The 34-year-old opened up about exposing her eldest daughter, Riley, to social media in a new cover story with Insider.

“When the social media thing started, nobody knew what that was going to become,” Curry said. “If we had known back in the day just how chaotic it would make life, I don’t think we would’ve done it. But we were just genuinely living our lives back then. And we thought, ‘This is our kid. We’re bringing our kid along.'”

Curry shares two other children with her husband, Steph Curry: Ryan, 7, and Canon, 4. The cookbook author brought their oldest to some of Stephen’s first games with the Golden State Warriors. Her adorable appearances — a post-game press conference in 2015 and a family celebration in 2016, most notably — grabbed everyone’s attention, including the media. Since then, Riley and her siblings have popped up in the press on more than one occasion, and Curry is trying to scale back that attention.

Curry told Insider she’s being more intentional about her children’s exposure to the internet. For example, she said she doesn’t allow them to have social media accounts or cell phones to protect them from online information about their parents or family. However, Curry added she’s still balancing protecting them and ensuring they have new experiences.

“Where’s the middle ground, where we’re strict, but we’re also allowing our kids to experience life?” Curry said regarding talks with her husband on the subject. “We’re trying to figure out what that balance is. Just kind of learn as you go, right?”

Curry’s also had to set new boundaries for her relationship with the public eye. The mom-of-three told Insider she decided to step back from being a media personality, noting her 2019 Red Table Talk appearance as a factor in her pivot. She said the show took her comments on feeling insecure in her marriage and “edited in a way that made me sound crazy.”

“It’s not what I said, and the context was weird. Yeah. I took that one personally,” Curry added.

Curry’s sister-in-law, Sydel Curry-Lee, was also featured in the 34-year-old’s cover story, explaining the media “is a very ruthless space.”

“Celebrities are real people. All press is good press, but that’s not true when it comes to our emotions and our mental health.” In their family, “we’re all about protecting our peace,” she said.