"I think you see her advice in her actions and I think she's done an outstanding job at role modeling, you know, how to keep the kids out of it, and she's a strong advocate of that and, and I respect that," Obama said.
No subject is too mundane for the First Ladies Club.
Back in December, Laura Bush said the incoming first lady didn't ask for advice when she visited with her two daughters. Instead, the two talked closet space in the White House.
In February, Bush told ABC News' Jonathan Karl that she and Michelle Obama had talked about family life inside the biggest fish bowl there is.
"I think it really does require a very careful balance of the private life that the family wants who live there and, certainly, the children want, who live there, and then the recognition that the public is very, very interested in everything you do. I mean, everything, from, you know, bringing coffee to bed in the morning to the new dog you're going to get," Bush said in the February interview.
She described the White House as isolating and said that's why she liked Camp David, where she could walk outside without being seen.
In the more recent interview with Robin Roberts, to air next week, Bush also talked about the role the first lady can play in shaping policy.
"I hope she'll discover, and I think she has, that she really does have a podium and that people do watch her, from all over the world," Bush said. "And she can be such a great example and is, for women and for people everywhere."