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Drew Barrymore panics about parenting

Drew Barrymore wants to bring her daughter up in a "safe" but "silly" environment.

The Hollywood actress and husband Will Kopelman welcomed Olive into the world last September. Drew thinks she bounces off Will perfectly when it comes to raising their little one.

"Will and I are a nice balance of opposition and similarities. He always says, 'Being calm is so important.' Because I tend to be not calm. I probably act more like a chicken with its head cut off!" she laughed.

"But I can also be very strong. I’m entering my 40s, and now I get to step back and take these incredible, extraordinary life experiences and life lesson and apply them to being a parent."

Drew admits she gets anxious about looking after her tot at times, and worries about providing her with all the necessary rules of parenting.

The 38-year-old knows that her fears are only natural though.

"I love the person who said, 'Parenting is like wearing your heart on the outside of your body.' It’s the most beautiful, perfect analogy. I have anxieties about how much I’d like to get it right, making sure I provide her with an environment that’s safe, nurturing, and loving. And silly and free, also consistent and grounding," she explained in the new edition of US InStyle magazine.

"Then I just have the same typical fear every other parent has: Are they going to fall down?"

Drew reflected on her own journey in the interview. The star - who went through a renowned rebellious period in her teens - explained the most important life lessons she has learned.

"Nothing comes for free. Life does not provide you with an easy ride," she mused.

"You have to face really deep internal and sometimes external challenges. It’s so humbling. Not to take away from the really big obstacles everybody faces, but I’ve also learned you just have realise how ridiculous certain things can be."

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