the sparkly life: Talking To Kids About the Presidential Election

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Talking To Kids About the Presidential Election




If you follow me on Instagram, you've heard this story, but I couldn't resist sharing it here, too. This past Sunday night--the day Hillary Clinton announced that she was officially joining the presidential race--I was putting the littles to sleep, when all of a sudden it hit me: My kids are young enough that they may very well never remember a time when it wasn't possible for a woman to be president. 

Thinking of this, as I was tucking my daughter in, I told her that we were going to have a new president next year, and that we had found out that day that it might be a girl president. "We've never had a girl president," I said. "So isn't that cool?" She answered: "Yeah! I mean, I like all the presidents, but it's good to switch things around sometimes so that a girl gets a turn."

Cute, huh?

Are you guys planning to talk to your kids about the upcoming elections? I hadn't really thought about it until my daughter and I had the conversation above, but now I'm thinking I'd like to involve her in the process somehow. Maybe I'll let her come along with me when I vote? I remember tagging along with my mom when she went to vote back in 1984. Coincidentally, that was the year of the first female candidate for vice president, Geraldine Ferraro. But I don't think that's what really stuck with me. What I vividly remember is the button my mom pinned on my shirt for the occasion. It said: "Out the door in '84--Dump Reagan." LOL.

Anyway, would love to hear any ideas if you have them!

60 comments:

Hannah Budding Smiles said...

I think it's really interesting that your daughter is already so insightful and it's great to get kids involved. I'm in the UK so our upcoming election is a little less exciting (!) but come the next one my son will be 5 and I'll definitely involve him in small ways xx

Anonymous said...

I love your daughter's response to having a girl as president. I hadn't really thought about it from my kids' perspective either; they're still a bit too young to really know or understand. I think I'll bring it up to my 2 1/2 year old and see what she has to say though :).

Jenny said...

When I told my little girl she replied "NO fair, I wanted to be the FIRST GIRL President" As all mothers I think we wish our kids to do such great things, I just hope we don't have to wait for her to switch things up. :)

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