"Instill in your kids the idea of visualizing who they want to be. My mom used to do this with me all the time; she would point to the Romper Room hostess and say, 'You have the personality for that.' She had these specific career ideas for me that I thought were hilarious." -- Jenny Rosenstratch, author of Dinner: A Love Story
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Photo: Oprah.com"Mothering is partly the daily practice of living my own life, so that my daughter is free to live hers." -- Sil Reynolds, coauthor of Mothering & Daughtering: Keeping Your Bond Strong Through the Teen Years
Photo: Oprah.com"Calm down, people. I used a special baby shampoo that I later learned had carcinogens in it, and I freaked. Then I found out that it causes cancer only if you feed several bottles of it to your child every hour." -- Jenny Lawson, author of Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Photo: Oprah.com"Get outside! Have a picnic, climb a tree, make a fort, watch the clouds move through the sky.