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UrnaWhatever your political persuasion, I’m guessing most of you are as weary as I am about the mudslinging rhetoric flying through the airwaves these days.   With less than a week before election day, it keeps getting uglier, and I’m thirsting for real news.  Sometimes it makes me want to hide away until election day is over and decided. 

Here’s something to consider.   Even amidst the craziness, this is actually a great time to teach our children about democracy.   Most kids are already receiving political messages from the media, their friends, possibly school and other influences.  How do we explain our point of view and still help them shape their own opinions?

Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller have written an excellent article to help us navigate:  Talking Politics with your Children.  They suggest sharing many sides, asking good questions, and taking them with you to the polls.  Take a look and see what works for you!

On another note, my earlier election-related post got published at Blogger’s Annex.   How exciting! 

Check out Rocks in My Dryer for other Works for Me Wednesday ideas.

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