Voting on (or before!) Election Day—whether you’re voting for the next President of the United States or for your local city councilperson—is obviously incredibly important, and something you can and should share with your children.
Some parents think voting is way over kids’ heads—that politics has nothing to do with their world and something they will be bored by, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Voting is about using your voice to stand up for what you believe in. It's an amazing opportunity to reinforce the idea that your girl's thoughts and opinions matter. Plus, the candidates who are voted into office will be shaping your girl’s future—from her educational options today to her financial realities as she becomes an adult.
Whether you're completing a mail-in ballot, voting early, or showing up to the polls on Election Day, find a way to involve your kids. Follow these easy suggestions to help your girl become an excited, engaged citizen—even before she’s old enough to cast her own ballot!
You get the idea. The kinds of decisions our candidates make affect all of us. Your girl doesn’t have to know anything about foreign affairs or what many see as "politics" to be personally invested in an election and its candidates.
Letting go can be tricky, but giving her the freedom to grow will pay off.