"There have been times when I want to run to him and Joel is like, 'Stay back, he's cool, he's cool'. And he is. I'm learning to get that. He's just so rough, and I'm like, 'Sparrow, are you OK?' And Joel's like, 'Get over it Sparrow, get up!'" Socialite NICOLE RICHIE is gradually warming to her fiance JOEL MADDEN's tough love parenting.