President Obama is confident that his daughters will adjust to anything that life throws their way so long as they maintain the hope and resilience handed down. The commander-in-chief gave insight into lessons that he and First Lady Michelle Obama have taught their daughters, Sasha and Malia, over the years during his final press conference on Wednesday.
“My daughters are something,” Obama revealed. “They just surprise and enchant and impress me more and more each day as they grow up. These days, when we talk, we talk as parent to child but also we learn from them.”
While the president admitted that Sasha and Malia were disappointed after November’s election results, he told media that his daughters did not despair. “They paid attention to what their mom said during the campaign and believed it because it’s consistent with what we’ve tried to teach them in our household and what I’ve tried to model as a father with their mom and what we’ve asked them to expect from future boyfriends or spouses,” Obama explained.
“What we’ve also tried to teach them is resilience, and we’ve tried to teach them hope and that the only thing that’s the end of the world is the end of the world. And so, you get knocked down, you get up and brush yourself off and you get back to work.”
Sasha will finish out her high school years in Washington D.C., while Malia starts her first semester at Harvard University in the fall. President and First Lady Obama bid farewell to the White House on Friday, January 20, 2017.