with author Jackie Morgan MacDougall
political parenting: do you include kids on election day?
I wrote a piece for Huffington Post this morning about how my husband and I opted to send the kids to school late so they could experience the voting process with us.
As we walked to school afterwards and signed them in late to class, it occurred to me that we're all so busy trying to get kids out the door and on-time for school that we miss a huge opportunity to teach some of the biggest lessons they'll ever learn. I think schools should give a free late pass on election day to those who arrive wearing an "I Voted" sticker. Because whatever our kids may learn in 20 minutes of class time every four years can never compare to the real-life social studies my children experienced in the voting booth.
How do you talk to your kids about the election? Share in the comments!