Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Children and Politics

Recently, a friend of mine was telling me about how political her little one, who is all of 2 1/2 years old has become. Apparently she has been correcting her teachers at preschool.

Teacher: Do you know who recently became president of the United States? President Barack Obama!

Little One: OH NOOOO, Miss Jones! We do not say that! That's a baaaaaaad word!

My friend, of course, was mortified. So the question is, how much and what do we say to our kids about politics?

Let the comments begin,



  1. We don't necessarily coach our kids when it comes to politics, but we do let them know what's going on (as much as they can handle at 4 and 6—-clearly, it's a pretty tame discussion). Last year, Meredith proudly told her preschool teacher that Rocko Momma was going to run for president. This year we talked a lot about how she likes Sarah Palin's glasses.

  2. That is too cute. It's never to early to start learning about what makes America great.

  3. We have a 9 year old who knows this: (and will tell anyone who wants to listen) no matter who the President is, we should respect him/her because God has placed him/her in that position for a reason. He'll debate it til he's red in the face too!