The expectant mother added that the best training for parenthood has simply been growing up with her parents Bill and Hillary Clinton. "We had dinner together every night," she told the crowd. "Even when my father ran for president in 1992, back when campaigns were only 13 months. There were only three nights in those 13 months that I wasn't with one or both my parents at night, which was a tremendous sacrifice on their part."
Clinton, who has been debating both parents since age 6, added, "I hope to imbue our children with the same kind of sense that it's important to have an opinion, and to be able to defend it."
Chelsea announced last month that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky will be first-time parents. Bill and Hillary's only child made sure to thank her mother during the special announcement: "I just hope that I'll be as good to my child as my mom was to me," she told the crowd.
Though she might care if the child is Republican or Democrat, the former first daughter added that she doesn't have a preference about the baby's gender. "I certainly feel all the better whether it's a girl or a boy that they'll grow up in a world with so many strong female leaders," Clinton said at the Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation.