First lady to announce initiatives on children's well-being


Trump sat in the front row in the Rose Garden Monday as his wife outlined her plan, dubbed "Be Best", to support children, with a focus on well-being, cyber-bullying and opioid addiction. Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" was unveiled 11 months after becoming first lady, in February 2010 and Laura Bush launched "Ready to Read, Ready to Learn", in July of her first year as first lady. "I want to help children everywhere be their best, so with your help, we can achieve positive results", the first lady said, before asking the children to go around and introduce themselves and tell her their favorite hobbies.

As first lady, Melania Trump has spoken about bullying and other issues affecting children since her husband, President Donald Trump, assumed office over a year ago.

A polyglot, former model and only the second first lady born outside the US, Melania made a slower start than most presidential spouses.

The first lady will "highlight the importance of using social media and the internet in positive ways", her office said, pointing to a study that claims children who spend more time on new media are more likely to report mental health issues than those who spend time on other activities. Her choice was ridiculed nearly immediately, given her husband's longtime habit of calling people names on Twitter, but Mrs. Trump said the criticism wouldn't discourage her from doing what she thinks is right. Much of her campaign focuses on the emotional and physical well-being of kids, emphasizing that children know that it's "safe to make mistakes".

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Trump has expressed frustration that South Korea does not contribute enough to fund US forces that bolster its defenses. The two leaders signed a peace accord and officially ended the Korean War, which started in 1950.

While Trump has since September of previous year said she plans to focus her efforts on the well-being of children, she had yet to define what exactly that means, instead delving into a broad range of topics under a wide umbrella of issues. The campaign will also work to promote the people, organizations, and programs that are helping children overcome the issues they face growing up.

The initiative calls for parents, teachers, and adults to help promote values such as healthy living, kindness, encouragement, and kindness so that children are prepared to avoid both the opioid crisis and negative social media interactions.

Opioid dependence, addiction, and abuse are an epidemic in this country.

The president pledged to "be best for our families, best for our communities and best for our nation". "By acknowledging there are many important issues, and knowing these problems cannot be solved overnight, I believe we can change the way we think and talk about issues facing children today". But her spokeswoman explained that Trump will be broadening that platform in her scheduled announcement Monday.