Michelle Obama’s 6 Rules of Parenting

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HOLIDAYS SHOULD BE SWEET

When your mother is the woman behind the national fight against childhood obesity, the chances of having sweets on the regular are slim to none. Surprisingly, Mrs. Obama lets her guard down when it comes to special occasions. "I tell this to my girls all the time, that when it's time for the holidays and the fun stuff and the birthday party, that you don't have to worry about it because you're doing what you're supposed to do every single day,” she said. But the girls understand that the candy ban only gets lifted for a limited time. "I confiscate [their Halloween bags after a day or two], because it's like, you just don't need to have this in your room; it's not good. The temptation is too great."

HOLIDAYS SHOULD BE SWEET

When your mother is the woman behind the national fight against childhood…