Milla Jovovich's family ''connect'' by sharing a bed.

The 'Resident Evil' actress and husband Paul W. S. Anderson co-sleep with daughters Ever, seven, and Dashiel, five weeks, and believe doing so has made them closer and earned them more respect from their oldest child.

She explained: ''We have been co-sleeping for years with our daughter and I feel that it's helped us so much to stay connected as a family.

''Especially as my husband and I can have such tough work schedules making films, where we're on set for at least 12 and sometimes 14 hours a day!

''Because we share sleep at night, our daughter naturally feels very connected to us and that in turn makes her want to please us! She trusts us and listens to what we say. There is an innate sense of respect between us all that I feel can be lacking with some of the other parents and children I see in our society.''

The 39-year-old actress adores being a mother and finds raising her daughters brings ''more joy'' than she ever thought possible.

In a blog post for Romy and the Bunnies, she wrote: The whole experience fills me with more joy than I ever thought was possible.

''Getting all the kisses and cuddles. Hearing our daughter's laughter and watching what a joyful little soul she is. Seeing her growing into such a sweet, intelligent, understanding and talented young girl makes me so proud and also confident.

''It's amazing knowing that no matter what, whatever my husband and I have done as parents is working so far.''