First Lady Michelle Obama shares a ton of salient and useful advice in the latest issue of Parenting Magazine.
She stressed the importance of ensuring having her kids play sports for a variety of reasons, only one of which is to remain physically fit.
“We set the expectation that sports are as important as homework and friends. It’s important to learn how to compete, to develop a skill.”
That's a great point! Physical health is a great thing to work on at an early age, but we sometimes overlook the emotional and social benefits of a sporty lifestyle!
Our Mom-in-Chief continued:
“I want them to learn how to sweat, how to win gracefully and lose with dignity. I want them to learn what it feels like to get better at something that you didn’t think you were good at.”
Wow! That's exceptionally insightful!!
We have no doubt Natasha and Malia will grow up to be classy young ladies!!
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