Speaking to WENN, the Little Fockers star explained that she is impressed with the relationship that Paltrow has with her children.
"They never have temper tantrums because she knows how to sweep them aside and talk to them and they listen," she said.
Danner further remarked that Paltrow's parenting skills have ensured that kids Apple and Moses are well-behaved.
She added: "She's very rational and I just admire it. I just don't know how she does it really. It just puts me to shame that I wasn't better at it."
Last week, Danner admitted that she has undergone Botox treatments in the past.