Christie Brinkley and Alexa Ray JoelChristie Brinkley dished out a lot of tough love after her daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, overdosed on pills and was hospitalized in December. "Your job as a parent is to listen. And to dole out as much love as you can," the supermodel tells Ladies' Home Journal in its July issue. "That includes tough love."

In early December, Joel had been dealing with the end of a long-term relationship with former bandmate Jimmy Riot. She swallowed a handful of pills, but quickly called 911 to get checked out by doctors. She was then taken to St. Vincent's hospital in Manhattan and returned home a few days later.

"She tried to do something dramatic to prove to her boyfriend how much he hurt her," Brinkley says. "I think many people can relate to that excruciating pain of love gone wrong. I'd rather have a broken arm than a broken heart."