By Kelsey Glein
Nov 23, 2014 @ 4:38 pm
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There's no doubt that Jennifer Garner is one incredible mom. The mother-of-three wants nothing more than her two daughters, Violet, 8, and Seraphina, 5, to be well-rounded.

"I want my girls to love math. I want them to think that being a scientist is the coolest possible job on the planet," Garner revealed at the 2nd annual Save the Children Illumination Gala earlier this week. "I want them to not be afraid to lean towards their femininity, to love carrying a baby doll around, to know how to bake and to be able to kick a guy’s ass! That’s why they’ve been in karate since they were little."

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The star's husband Ben Affleck agrees with her, and made it a point to note that Garner is a shining role model for their girls. "Our daughters are a little young for Gloria Steinem’s doctoral thesis, but they understand what my wife has taught them—that it’s important to be strong, present, and powerful and to accept nothing less than a man would, and in fact, ask for more," Affleck shared. "That’s part of what I admire so much about my wife. I know through her example, my children will absorb that."

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—With reporting by Cristina Gibson