CULVER, US: Drew Barrymore believes being a former child star will help her raise her children. The 38-year-old actress thinks her own experiences growing up in the spotlight have been a blessing and given her a strong foundation to deal with public interest in her children. ‘’Even though I grew up in a different time when every step you took wasn’t recorded, I still went through things in my youth that were totally out there and very much exposed. I didn’t know it at the time but it was a blessing. It prepared me for this world we live in today.–EX