As a parent, you may be asking yourself, "How can I best talk to my children about the election?" I'd like to share some great conversation starters for kids and family members of all ages, that help your children understand how people vote, and how they decide how to make political decisions for themselves when the time comes.
Here are some questions you can ask around the dinner table, when riding in the car together, and when enjoying each other's company, especially when children ask the questions first:
Instead of framing discussions around politicians and political parties (because these change dramatically overtime), frame the conversation around our values and definitions. How do we see the world? What does that mean for how we as a family make political decisions?
Erin Rae is the Curriculum Coordinator at Lockport 91.
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