*On Friday, January 26, “The Real” celebrates Fri-Yay! The hosts discuss if children should be more realistic when it comes to choosing their future professions and co-host Jeannie Mai encourages parents not to put limits on children’s dreams.
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Jeannie: Don’t Grow a Glass Ceiling in Your House;
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Jeannie: Don’t Grow a Glass Ceiling in Your House
Jeannie Mai: In life, I know way too many people who went to college to please their parents or finished with a degree that is sitting there on the shelf, collecting dust. I know a lot of people more than 50% are unhappy with their jobs and are doing things where they don’t feel like… fulfilled. They don’t feel like their purpose is being planned out. So I think for this practice, it’s important to encourage kids to live your dreams to the very fullest. Because when you become an adult guess what, you become embarrassed of what people think, you become afraid of the unknown, you become fearful and then you don’t attempt those dream as you get older. So as a kid if you want to dress up and be a superstar, you want to be Beyoncé. Bruno Mars started out wanting to be Elvis and it got him towards the path that he wanted to be.
Loni Love: Right.
Jeannie: Because, you’re exercising the number one goal in life, is to win at being yourself.
[The Real audience applauds]
Jeannie: At yourself. So, my end goal is don’t grow a glass ceiling in your house.
Adrienne Houghton: Yes.
Jeannie: There’s already a glass ceiling in race, in identity…
Loni: Let them know.
Jeannie: …already in the world, in gender.
Loni: Let them know.
Jeannie: Don’t have your kids feel a glass ceiling in your own home.
Photo: credit: Robert Voets/Warner Bros. Television
About The Real
Led by bold, diverse and outspoken Emmy® nominated hosts, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley all frankly say what women are actually thinking. THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour NAACP Image Award winning and Emmy nominated talk show on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network BET Her. The hosts’ unique perspectives are brought to life through candid conversations about their personal lives, current events, beauty, fashion and relationships (nothing is off limits). Unlike other talk shows, THE REAL hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invite viewers to reflect on their own lives and opinions. Fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have made THE REAL a platform for multicultural women. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, The Real is led by Executive Producer, Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) and shot in Los Angeles, California.