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My daughter Isabella and I joke about another of my fears: that she’ll actually get her driver’s license. The real fear, of course, is not only for my daughter’s safety, but for my efficacy as a parent. I’m convinced that when a baby is born, guilt and fear replaces it in a mother’s womb: have we taught our children enough to keep them safe when they’re out in the world? Of course, I want Isabella to have the freedom that driving allows; I just want to know that she’ll make the right decisions and be careful.

Do you struggle with this kind of guilt and fear? Are there ways to replace this guilt and fear with unconditional love, both for yourself and children you are close to?

–Arianna Huffington

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