We Talked #Politics at #DadChat

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 talked #politics

Duh, it’s political season and this time there’s a sort of important election going on. How do we talk to our kids about politics was our topic at #DadChat  Thursday, October 18 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET. To many, politics is almost a religion. Do we proselytize about it to our family? Should we? Should we give a fair and balanced point of view on the issues and candidates? What impact do you believe this election will have on OUR KIDS? We talked #politics – Read the transcript.

#DadChat is NOT afraid to take on the tough OR the silly. We’ve done religion, rock ‘n’ roll, money, and now we’re taking on politics. Do you dare jump in?

As we’ve been doing every #DadChat recently, we’ll be giving away TWO copies of my forthcoming e-book tentatively titled, “The Long Strange Trip,” with a more descriptive sub-title TBD. You will have to earn the giveaway and the questions will be of a political nature so bone up on your Presidents and Politics!

It’s THEIR future at stake! What if they COULD vote?

  • Jack Durish

    One of my granddaughters told me that she was working on a report about “democracy”. I asked her what she learned. She said that we live in a democracy. I disabused her of that notion pretty quickly. Can’t start too young. (She’s almost 8) They’ll likely reach voting age full of idealism. There’s nothing you can do about that. However, you can at least undo the damage done in schools these days by teachers who (1) don’t know that the U.S. is a republic, not a democracy; and (2) are preaching ideology rather than teaching civics.

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      What is being taught about our history and politics in our schools and ESPECIALLY our colleges is RUBBISH! We so agree, Jack. Please come to the discussion if you can on Thursday at #DadChat – should be very spirited!

  • KelliSmithgall

    My oldest son, who recently turned 18,
    cannot wait to vote in the upcoming election. Last night he and his 16 1/2 year
    old brother, and several of their friends (three of whom just turned 18 as
    well) had a debate viewing party. I thought — wow — very cool. Also, my
    daughter shocked me, because she really isn’t “into” what’s going on,
    or so I thought, watched the debate (DVR’d it) after her volleyball game. And,
    my youngest son who is in 7th grade cannot stand what he has/is being taught
    even at this stage in school.

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      That’s encouraging Kelli! I hope you’ll bring it to #DadChat tomorrow. After all, this election affects our kids – and their future – more than anyone else!

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