Your Child’s First Presidential Election
These days, it seems like all roads lead to the campaign trail. The 2012 presidential election is going to be a big one, and people are going to be talking about it all year long. In our democracy, ongoing political discussion is essential, and even children should participate. But the election cycle can also bring out some less than exemplary behavior from those involved: scandal mongering, mudslinging, and name calling unfortunately seem like par for the course. As your children become aware of the political process, here’s how to keep kids well-informed and have a fruitful and positive discussion.