Parent Resources

Talking with Children Post-Election
Many of our children have had a strong emotional reaction to the results of the recent election. There are many online resources for how to begin a conversation about the election. We especially like What Do We Tell The Children? on the Huffington Post.

Here are some general guidelines:

  • Ask: What do you know about this election?
  • Correct: Misconceptions, rumors, myths
  • Convey: We will protect you. We LOVE YOU.
  • Say: Your feelings are completely okay, whatever they are.
  • Explain: People are resilient. America is resilient and has been changing for centuries
  • Discuss: Our Unitarian Universalist values – the inherent worth and dignity of ALL people and that we strive for justice and equity with compassion for the human race.
  • Teach: Democracy and responsible citizenship
  • Affirm: In this community, our religious family, we value kindness and respect

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