Throughout her remarks, Trump noted the impact of adult examples on children. She also discussed the importance of children being “good stewards” and displaying “kindness, mindfulness, integrity and leadership.”
Other themes of the first lady’s speech revolved around adults paying attention to the online content that children see.
Earlier this year, Trump launched her “Be Best” campaign. She delivered the following relevant remarks at the White House Rose Garden in May:
“As a mother and as first lady, it concerns me that in today’s fast-paced and ever-connected world, children can be less prepared to express and manage their emotions. And often, turn to forms of destructive or addictive behaviors such as bullying, drug addiction or even suicide.”
The first lady then talked about the importance of children’s “emotional, social and physical health.”
Finally, she concluded her speech with the following statements:
“We can and should teach social and self-awareness, positive relationship skills and responsible decision making … Let us teach our children the difference between right and wrong, and encourage them to be best in their individual paths in life.”