Kids and Election Day
As we enter the final weeks before the November election, what are our children learning from the political rhetoric and heated discussions they hear, both in media and often in their own families? And how can we turn those lessons to ones of respect and appreciation for democracy?
Here are Marti’s tips for parents:
1) Be mindful of what you say and how you say it in front of children.
2) Highlight shared goals and the concept of different means to a similar end.
3) Encourage critical thinking.
4) Emphasize our freedoms – to vote and to express our ideas.