To Talk to Your Child About the Election, Tell Them They Are Safe

To Talk to Your Child About the Election, Tell Them They Are Safe

About 70 percent of Jews voted for Clinton yesterday, and the election results came as a shock to many.

But if you are a parent it’s not only your own feelings you need to process, there is also the daunting question about how to explain all this to your children.

CNN commentator Van Jones got emotional Tuesday night as he pondered the same question.

“It’s hard to be a parent tonight for a lot of us,” he said. “You tell your kids, ‘Don’t be a bully.’ You tell your kids, ‘Don’t be a bigot.’ You tell your kids, ‘Do your homework and be prepared.’”

“Then you have this outcome, and you have people putting children to bed tonight and they’re afraid of breakfast. They’re afraid of, ‘How do I explain this to my children?’”

So we spoke to a number of child psychiatrists and teachers to help you find ways to best explain and reassure your children during this tumultuous days.

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Published in: The Forward

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