So, what’s new?

We are committed to praying for all our elected officials, no matter who they might be, to rise about the dictation of their platform and adhere to American values. 

How did you react to Election Results and how did you share that with your children?

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6 thoughts on “So, what’s new?

  1. The campaigns are over, who each of us voted for is now irrelevant. This country will roll on. We’ll have to see what direction the administration takes us in. My toddler is too young to understand what’s going on right now.

    • Thanks for the reply. Is there anything that you convey to your toddler? Was your toddler exposed to any of the election coverage? If so, how did you handle it?

  2. Hi Rolondo,

    My daughter too is too young to understand even the concept of an election, but I am writing her an explanatory note regarding my vote for her to read later. More than a defense or justification of my views, the note will probably offer my hypothesis on the nature of poltics and politicians: how they are all imperfect, yet they serve a necessary public function, sometimes making great personal sacrifices. Ignoring any policy differences one may have with them, or other things one may find objectionable (corruption, serving special interests rather than the public good, etc.), their lifestyle is exacting and requires them to give up their privacy and to be away from their families. Our much maligned political system, the polarization, the corrupting influence of money, and the negative ads, all need to be tackled head on with our children. While these things need to be discussed candidly, I think there is much to be said that is hopeful, positive and inspirational about public service.

    c.

  3. We just told our 4yo that President Obama will be the president for another 4 years. I think he will be ready for more info in 2016. I recall my first experience with presidential politics was Bush Sr vs. Dukakis. I didn’t understand why we couldn’t just keep the same president for another term… He seemed to be doing a good job to me, as my life was ok at the time 🙂

    • Thank you Lynnsy for the reply. What do you think about the civic responsibility angle? Did you take your kids with you when you voted? If so, how did you describe the process? What was their response?

      • I probably should have discussed it more with my 4yo… My not-quite-2yo is oblivious of course 😉 We vote absentee from our home state, so I couldn’t take them to the polls – something to think about if we are back in our home state in 2016!

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