Michelle Obama Reveals Her White House Passion Was Always Children And Their Empowerment

Date June 25, 2018

Recently, Michelle Obama has joined other former first ladies, condemning the Trump administration for separating immigrant children from their parents at the Mexican border. A few days later, the President finally signed an order that ended separation and reunited immigrant families. And now, the former first lady wants to prove one more time her greatest passion is children.


As she was speaking about her parenthood and work as the first lady, the 54-year-old became emotional, stressing the importance of letting kids know they are ‘worth it’. As Michelle said:

Kids watch what you do, not what you say. So the biggest thing that Barack and I could ever do to be good parents to our kids, is to be good people in the world for them to see everyday.


Michelle thinks that all children just need someone to love them and tell them that everything is going to be OK. And this was one of the many things she tried to do while Barack was president:

I always thought, this is the interaction that could change a kid's life. This one hug, this one 'You are worth it'.


When it comes to parenting, the former first lady doesn’t think that children need much. Home doesn’t need to be perfect as long as they know they are loved unconditionally.

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The audience was applauding following her candid and heartwarming speech. But the folks on the internet had another opinion, criticizing Michelle for not spending time with her children and not caring about other kids as well.

What do you think about her stance?

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