Cosby Emphasizes Importance of Parenting
Date: Wednesday, April 06, 2005
By: Associated Press
PITTSBURGH -- Actor and comedian Bill Cosby accepted an award from the University of Pittsburgh and talked about the importance of parenting - which doesn't include soda for breakfast.
Cosby received the 2005 Porter Prize from the university's graduate school of public health. He received the award at Reizenstein Middle School as 800 students, parents and local residents looked on.
Cosby spoke about being an attentive and persistent parent. He said parents need to teach their children lessons at home and need to make an effort to be a part of their children's lives.
"These children need to be watched and you need to stay on the case. If you can't do it, get some help."
He also said children need to get healthier and suggested parents should stop feeding their children soda and chips for breakfast.
"This food is not funny that we're eating," he said.