This one is unbelievable; maybe I am being too generous in saying she is calling for parents to 'mislead' instead of using the word 'lie" to their children. How would a parent like it if their child was late and said he got a flat tire on his bike when really he just let the air out of his tire so he could spend more time with friends. Parents: her suggestions here are immoral and encourage untrust between parent and child. Secondly, I cannot believe our government is ADVERTISING for their programs - I have seen them all over my local television stations -health care, etc.....calling them "PSA's" (Public Service Announcement's). I call them DDS's (Dumbing Down Society) paid for by the American people.
Michelle Obama said the following 3 days ago on an interview with Tom Joyner:
"The PSAs we launched this week provide some really cute tips for parents. And they're going to start airing on 33,000 media outlets over the next several weeks, and they're going to continue for several months. But they give parents some cute tips, like turn off the power in your house. Not that everybody can do that, but that's just one of the commercials. And the kids are like, oh, we can’t play our video games. And then they decide to go outside and play.
And another ad - the mom makes the kid go up and down the stairs several times looking for her purse which she knows where it is - (Laughter) and just making her go up and down and up and down the stairs a few times before she gives her the dollar she’s looking for.
So we have to be creative as parents, particularly in the African-American communities where we don't have sports leagues. We don't have - it’s not safe to play outside sometimes because our neighborhoods - we don't have the kind of safety net that we need, so we have to start sharing with each other tips because there are communities all over the country that are running into these issues. And we, as parents, have to get creative because the option of just letting our kids sit is significantly affecting their health in a negative way. So we are born to move."
Her statements here are absurd!
'They will stop playing their video games and go outside' - well someone had to buy them the video game instead of the sport uniform - much easier than taking them to the practices and games - PARENTS FAULT!
And surely children that sit in front of the TV will see the PSA's!
Michelle, this would have been my message:
If you are a parent or guardian, get involved with your children in activities: Boy and Girl scouts, Church activities and athletics are available for all. Get outside and play with your children - mine love to play ball outside with us - whether the back yard, front yard or in the street we are there with them playing together. Take them to a neighborhood park and let them run around and play on the slides, swings, etc.; when a parent is with them you don't have to worry about them. And children, ask your parents to come outside with you to play or to enroll you in the YMCA sports programs!