Executive expert Paul Boller Jr., author of Presidential Diversions (Harcourt), says that commander-in-chiefs can teach powerful lessons in parenting to the American people.
For example, President Theodore Roosevelt was a model father by reading and exploring the great outdoors with his six kids.
As Boller explains, He would take them on point- to-point hikes where they would try to walk as straight as they could through rivers and hills.
Once youre tight with your child you can have powered-up nicknames like father-son duo President George Bush Sr. and President George W. Bush.
Says Boller: Papa Bush is 41 and George W. is 43. They address each other by their presidential numbers.
But if you want to stand up for your kids, Boller suggests you turn to advice from President Harry Truman.
Thats because Truman once penned a threatening letter to a journalist who wrote a bad musical review about his daughters singing voice.
In the letter, Truman wrote: Ive never met you before but if I do youll need a new nose and a supporter below.
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