CARY, North Carolina (CNN) - There’s no escaping politics four days before the Indiana and North Carolina primaries. But before a targeted women’s audience in an online town hall Saturday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tried to play up her parental side.
Asked about advice on raising teenagers, Clinton told the audience it’s the quality of time with your children that matters.
In the MomLogic.com forum, she said, “be there when you’re there with them. It’s easy to be looking at your Blackberry, to be on the cell phone, to be distracted. Somehow you have to create the space and time.”
Clinton said it’s important that children “really, really know you they have your undivided attention.”
Parenting advice is also a common part of candidate Barack Obama’s stump speech, often telling his audience how to help children in school.
She told the audience in a high school auditorium and online that it's important to pick your battles with children, saying she chose not to fight with Chelsea Clinton when she showed up to President Clinton's second inauguration in a skirt she thought was way too short."
CNN’s Alexander Marquardt, traveling with the Clinton campaign, said she drew laughs talking about raising Chelsea in the White House.
Clinton said that meant “the Secret Service went on her dates. A lot of her girlfriends’ mothers liked when they double-dated, because there was a guy with a gun in the front seat.”
Chelsea returns to North Carolina to campaign Sunday. She was spotted Saturday afternoon at the Kentucky Derby in Louisville.