Being a teenager is hard enough when you're an ordinary citizen, so imagine growing up under a microscope because you're the president's daughter!
In a new interview, First Lady Michelle Obama talks about the challenges of raising a 15 and 12-year-old in today's society.
“You’re raising two teenage girls in the spotlight — I speak from experience,” said interviewer Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former president George W. Bush. “How do you talk to them about eating healthy but also having a good self-confidence about their bodies and body image?”
“We don’t talk about weight. We don't talk about physical appearance,” Obama said. “We talk about health. We talk about what's on the inside."
And that's not all! "We spend so much more time talking to our girls about being kind and treating others well, and being passionate and respectful,” shared the 50-year-old mom.
This year marks the fourth anniversary of Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, which strives to fight childhood obesity, and she is just as motivated to talk to other kids about health as she is with her own daughters.
“This campaign isn’t about how kids look. It's about how kids feel,” the first lady said. “And we want our kids to feel, inside, the best that they can feel so that they become all that they were meant to be.”
— Jenna Bush Hager (@JennaBushHager) February 27, 2014