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Amanda Peet Compares Parenting To A Plane Crash

By Britt Reints |

Amanda PeetAmanda Peet has only been a mother for a little more than 2 years, but she’s already dishing out sage parenting advice.

And that wasn’t sarcasm.

In the December issue of Self magazine, Peet talks about how she survives raising daughter Frances ‘Frankie’ Pen.

“You have to put on your own oxygen mask before you put on others,” Amanda says.  In other words, you have to take care of yourself in order to be able to take care of your kids.  Although the actress admits, “It’s a good metaphor for parenting, but it’s really hard to do sometimes.”

Preach it, sister!

Amanda goes on to talk about how women often battle with the idea of putting themselves first. “A lot of women feel that if they’re exerting energy in different areas of their life…it’s automatically detrimental to the child,” Peet says. “I think the exact opposite is true.  Children need to have a role model who is able to identify her passions and go after them.”

Amanda – can I call you Amanda? – I think you’ve hit the nail right on the head.  And you’ll be happy to know that First Lady Michelle Obama agrees with us.


Photo: Splashnews

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Britt Reints

Britt Reints launched her personal blog in 2005. Over the years she’s been writing, she’s brought her readers along for a series of incredible transitions, ranging from nearly ending her marriage to finding true love with her husband again. A former Babble contributor, you can currently find Miss Britt sharing her humorous side at Aiming Low, where she is content editor.

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  1. [...] Peet, mother of 2-1/2-year-old Frances Pen, tells Self magazine that ideally she’d like bigger boobs, a perky butt and six-pack abs. [...]

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