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In fact, when she wanted to quit Dancing with the Stars the second week because of a difficult salsa routine, it was Teri who convinced her to stick with it.
"It's stressful always being in high-pressure situations," says Shawn, whose next challenge will be picking a college to attend.
And Shawn, Olympic gold medal gymnast and winner of Dancing with the Stars' coveted mirror-ball trophy, says she couldn't have succeeded without Teri's support.
"She's always there to cheer me up or encourage me," says Shawn, 18, who lives with Teri and her dad, Doug, in West Des Moines, Iowa.
"I try to make everything in life a teachable example," says Serene.
"If a celebrity does something wrong and gets in trouble, we talk about why it was bad.
"But that's how I've learned what a caring and compassionate person my mom is." While Shawn has had her share of accomplishments, the most important one for Teri is Shawn's reputation as a girl who doesn't give up.
The talented multitasker also released his first pop-rock album last year.After all, he relies on Kathy's advice for nearly everything. "That would be too weird." Shawn Johnson takes pride in being strong-willed, an attribute she learned from mom Teri."I tried to raise Shawn to be confident because I was introverted and insecure growing up," says Teri, 50."That's just Keke," says Sharon, 42, a former theater actress turned high school teacher.And now that Keke has made a name for herself with roles in Akeelah and the Bee, Madea's Family Reunion, and Nickelodeon's True Jackson, VP, she's putting her fame to good use: In January 2010 she answered phones at George Clooney's Hope for Haiti Now telethon. "But our family was volunteering long before it was in vogue." Keke grew up seeing Sharon and Larry, a minister, serve meals in soup kitchens and deliver food to the homeless."As a young actor, he's had to follow so many rules," she says, adding that they split their time between Los Angeles and their hometown of Garland, Texas."Sometimes he just needs to be a kid." But it's not always easy."My mom always tells me, 'Be the best you can be, because there's no one else like you,'" says Jennifer."In a world where so many people try to emulate others to fit in and be accepted, she's taught me to be an individual." The positive message has helped Jennifer become a successful actress (she also will play the title character in the upcoming TV movie Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars)."I recently recorded a song from Les Miserables just for fun," says Kathy."He cranked up my CD, then texted me to say I had a beautiful voice." In addition to thinking his mom is a fabulous singer, Mitchel calls her "a great cook and one of my best friends." His perfect night would be sitting down to her homemade fried chicken and okra, followed by some mother-son bonding.