What's the conversation and how old are your kids?
Of course. She and her classmates are hyper involved. They said it makes them sick that old people may change the world before they have.a chance to enjoy it (they're middle schoolers).
My 6o yo is not at all interested and my 10 yo is only somewhat interested, on the most superficial level -- she's glad the woman vp won and the "good" guy who believes in climate change and gun control won. Doesn't really care that much. A little disappointed she's not more interested, but she's still young. There's time.
11 and 12yo, and yes. They should know how the process works and they should be comfortable talking politics. I want them think more critically too so we try to give a chance to friends who disagree to also air their views. And this is a memorable year and elections so this they need to remember.
omg yes. I have an almost 6. This is a day I want him to remember forever. There is so much for him here. Lessons on sportsmanship and being a leader. Looking out for people, losing graciously and not as the cast may be. What democracy is... how exciting it is to have a woman (of color!) and how messed up it is that’s she’s the first. So much.
My 5-yo said "The good man won and is our president, not the bad man. But they are both very old."
I have a kindergartener and a second grader. They watch the news with us and listen to NPR and such in the car when I have it on. We make sure they have a general sense of what’s going on in the world and can pick out/recognize the big players in politics and world events, and we hope to encourage them to form opinions on issues as they grow. (The second grader is a bit more engaged, of course!)
Yes my 11 and 12 yo DS’s love to talk about it and see things from all sides. Dh tends to talk over us and ignore it. The kids are so smart/sharp, I think he feels Slighted. His parents never talked to him about anything of interest so he hasn’t a clue How to deal w them in real conversation. They both clapped like crazy when they heard the news today
Yes, DC is 18yo and a college freshman, was horrified in 2016 and eager to vote this year for the first time, state where his school is went for Beiden. He's so smart and is so well informed about things like climate change, makes me somewhat hopeful for the next generation.
My kids are 15 and 13 and they are RIVETED by this election. We've had some really great conversations.
It is perhaps one of the most clear and excellent lessons in democracy and electoral politics this country has literally ever seen. Every single vote matters. Every one.