Elect to Be Positive: What I Said to My Daughter After the 2016 Election by Holly Budde
Election results brought with it the most emotional reactions I can ever recall. I immediately thought of my kids and their friends. It's expected – someone is going to get hurt as they discuss their fears or blames. As parents, this is a golden opportunity to teach our children empathy and respect for their classmates. It is also a wonderful time to talk to them about the privileges we have as Americans.
I told my daughter this morning, "Everyone votes for what they believe is best for their private situation. My vote may not match that of your friends' moms, but I promise you we all voted for what we felt was best for our families. How lucky are we to have the right to do so?"
Keep your words positive. Kids echo what their parents say!