Whether your children are 4 or 14, or anywhere in between, you’ve probably struggled with how to talk to them about this year’s election cycle. Like most people, we here at Momstamp have found ourselves doing what we always do when it comes to difficult topics — reaching out to our networks, talking with friends and family about how to best discuss and help kids learn from a truly ‘once in a lifetime’ election season. Of course many of us are also scowering blogs and social media to seek professional advice, as to what is appropriate for kids and at what age. As election day approaches we’ve compiled some of our favorites. What are your favorite go to sources for discussing this election and politics in general with your kids?
- Column: A parent’s guide to explaining an R-rated presidential election – http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/column-parents-guide-explaining-r-rated-presidential-election
- How to help kids survive and learn from the political season https://geekdad.com/2016/10/14-tips-politics/
- Elections 101 http://pbskids.org/zoom/fromyou/elections/elections101.html
- Educating kids about the election – http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/16/living/kids-and-politics/index.html
- 17 steps to steer kids of all ages through the political season https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/easy-ways-to-steer-kids-through-the-political-season
- The Race is on: A Parent’s Guide: http://www.pbs.org/parents/special/election/article-theraceison.html
- Why Parents Are Taking Children to Vote This Year- http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-parents-take-their-children-to-vote-1476808509