First lady Michelle Obama‘s advice to Justin Bieber’s mother Pattie Mallette is to spend lots of time with her son and get to know who he’s hanging out with. She said in an interview with Univision released Friday.
When asked how she’d guide Justin Bieber right now if she were his mom, Michelle Obama said:
I would pull him close. I don’t know if it would be advice as much as action. I would be very present in his life right now. And I would be probably with him a good chunk of the time, just there to talk, to figure out what’s going on in his head, to figure out who’s in his life and who’s not, you know.
Kids just want you near, you know, they want that advice from a parent. They want to see you on a daily basis and because Bieber is still a kid, he’s still growing up.
First Lady Michelle Obama greets Justin Bieber at the annual Christmas in Washington gala, December 2011