Drew Barrymore Reveals the Way She Empowers Her Daughters — & Their Adorable Nicknames

If you’ve ever struggled with how to empower your kids, let Drew Barrymore be your guide. She has the simplest, yet sweetest way to lift up her daughters Frankie, 8, and Olive, 10, and we love it!

In an interview with the PEOPLE Every Day podcast, Barrymore shared her go-to phrase — and her adorable nicknames for her daughters.

“My daughter Olive, her nickname is Bear and I say, ‘Get that salmon bear. You get that salmon,’” The Drew Barrymore Show host said. “And [Frankie is] Mousey. And I go, ‘You get that cheese mouse, you get that cheese.’ I’m so encouraging and empowering to them, but we don’t buy into what’s not real.”

Is that not the cutest thing you’ve ever heard? I love those cute pet names and the short and simple motivations. It’s absolutely adorable.

Savannah Guthrie, who is mom to Charles “Charley” Max, 6, and Vale, 8, joined Barrymore for the interview. The two, who are executive producers on the new animated Netflix series Princess Power, also shared how they encourage their kids to “go for” their dreams.

They also talked about their new show, which premiered yesterday. “Sometimes when we talk about like how we’ve been given this gift and opportunity to make a show for parents out there and young kids, I’m glad to know that that is the intention behind this show, total humility and, ‘you can do this,’” Barrymore said.

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