Advice from President Obama

A young child writes a letter to our President

A young child writes a letter to our President

A young girl, Sophia writes to President Obama. She shares with him that she has two dads, and sometimes, other kids at school pick on Sophia because of this fact. Sophia says, “I have two dads and they love each other, but at school kids think that it’s gross and weird but it really hurts my heart and feelings . . .”

Sophia reminds us to watch our words and to watch what we say around children, because we don’t want to spread hate or hurt others. She even asks Obama for advice in her letter. The President’s reply is below.

Obama has a few wise words for Sophia, but we can all take them to heart.

“Our differences unite us. . . A good rule is to treat others the way you hope they will treat you. Remind your friends at school about this rule if they say something that hurts your feelings.”

The President responds to a young child's letter

The President responds to a young child’s letter

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