First lady unveils "Be Best" campaign to address issues facing children

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08 May, 2018

One reporter noted that the first lady is said to spend nights at her mother's home instead of the White House.

Melania Trump's first speech comes in the 16th month of her White House tenure and is expected to finally give detail to her generally stated goal of aiding the well-being of children. Former first lady Michelle Obama made efforts toward improving child education, poverty and nutrition.

"Too often it's used in negative ways", she said. She's also brought that message directly to classrooms around the country. The campaign will focus on the well-being of children, fighting the opioid epidemic and social media use.

She has also spoken to children about dealing with negativity and self-esteem when she visited schools like a middle school in MI last October.

Trump has promised to tackle cyberbullying as first lady, hosting major online and social media companies at the White House earlier this year.

U.S President Donald Trump, and first lady Melania welcome French President Emmanuel Macron, first lady Brigitte Macron after their arrival at the North Portico for before a State Dinner at the White House April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC.

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Mrs. Trump took a little more time to pull her initiative together.

"It remains our generation's moral imperative to take responsibility and help our children manage the many issues they are facing today, including encouraging positive social, emotional, and physical habits", the first lady said.

During the assembly, the first lady appeared to deal with elephant in the room: her partner's frequent use of namecalling in his tweets.

"Let us teach our children the difference between right and wrong, and encourage them to be best in their individual paths in life", she said. Trump said the "Be Best" campaign will help to support families and children affected by the opioid epidemic, reduce the stigma of drug addiction across the country and bring awareness to programs and places now serving the issue like Lily's Place and the Cincinnati Children's hospital. "By acknowledging there are many important issues, and knowing these problems cannot be solved overnight, I believe we can change the way we think and talk about issues facing children today".

By promoting values such as healthy living, encouragement, kindness, and respect, parents, teachers, and other adults can help prepare children for their futures.


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