Golden nugget of parenting advice from the mother of an olympian
Natalie Hawkins, Mom and Manager of Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas, shares her Golden Nugget of parenting advice on the importance of keeping your kids engaged and active
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Natalie Hawkins is the mother of Gabrielle Douglas, 2012 Olympic All-Around Gold Medalist. Virginia Beach native and single mother of 4, Hawkins faced many struggles putting Gabrielle through Olympic training, giving up everything she had to see her daughter succeed. Hawkins allowed her daughter to leave their Virginia Beach home and close family bonds to pursue her dreams, train with Chow's Gymnastics in Iowa, and become the Olympian she is today. Hawkins has since been honored in the P&G “Thank You Moms” campaign.