Fact Snacks!


Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, was known for smoking in public, swearing at officials, riding in cars with men, late-night partying, and owning a pet snake during an era where women were expected to conform. When an offended dignitary asked the president if he could control his daughter, he replied, “I can do one of two things. I can be President of the United States or I can control Alice. I cannot possibly do both.”
By the time you turn 5, you have already developed a sense of self- esteem as strong as an adult’s. Because self-image plays a critical role in how children form social identities, this suggests that a child’s first 5 years are an extremely important foundation for life.