Do the kids talk about politics & the election?

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Do the kids talk about politics & the election?
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Tue, 02-28-2012 - 3:11pm

Our iVillage iVoice Beth Engelman discusses talking to your kids about politics and the upcoming election.

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Wed, 03-07-2012 - 12:45pm
We try to be honest too, at their level of course. My MIL is extremely vocal and DH always has to hush her up around the kids because she can get very...hmm...passionate about things.
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Registered: 08-31-2009

The boys always come out and vote with us.




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Registered: 11-18-2008

I'm not even sure where our local polling place is. Ever since we moved here we've been doing mail-in ballots which are so convenient. I do kind of miss the event of going to the polling place.

I still have my very first "I voted" sticker!

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Registered: 09-12-2003
Tue, 03-06-2012 - 12:44pm

The kids go with us to vote each year, actually last year Liam went 3 times to vote, once with papa once with nana and once with us. Schools are polling places here so they close, my dad watches them but my mom gets them when she gets out of work because my dad volunters to give rides to polls. We probably do get a bit more active in our local elections but my dad was always involved in city elections so it just kind of carries over. Liam was 5 last presidental election so we didn't really talk at home. DH is a republical, I'm unclared but do tend to sway that way more then the other and we live in liberal land so I knew he would be getting that side from school and he just wasn't old enough to grasp more then pick him or him. Now that he is older we do discuss more saddly its a well think he is a the lesser of the evil. But going to guess for the forseable future he will solely connect election day with a day off school and the sticker for coming with us to vote. We do live next door to our city counclor and we do try to stress the importance of local politics and he has had some pretty interesting conversation with my dad politician friends (thankfully we live in a different city)

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